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June 8, 2017. Happy World Ocean Day and National Ocean Month! From the food we eat to the air we breathe, we are all connected to the ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explores the ocean, provides tsunami warnings, addresses marine debris, manages national marine sanctuaries, ensures sustainable fisheries, and much, much more.
NOAA and its partners are holding World Ocean Day events throughout the month of June. You can celebrate online with NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) annual 30 Days of the Ocean online campaign — a chance to highlight the importance of our world ocean, increase ocean literacy, and inspire actions to conserve resources when visiting our ocean and coasts. Every day during the month, NOS is sharing videos, imagery, and facts about our ocean and coasts on the NOS website and social media. You can follow the activity on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — look for #30DaysofOcean. This year's campaign features NOS's pool of more than 300 Ocean Facts on their website. With topics ranging from the ocean economy to microplastics to hydrography and even the depth of the ocean, there’s sure to be a fact for everyone!