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ACQUA, TERRA e CARTA. Le mappe ci raccontano l'evoluzione del territorio (WATER, LAND and PAPER. The maps tell us about the evolution of the territory)

At Ferrara, in the evening starting from 9pm, at the Civic Museum of Natural History, a scientific conference will be held by CNR-ISMAR experts illustrated also by an exhibition of historical maps of the Po Delta. A special chance to talk about the evolution of a territory lying between land and sea.

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ACROPORA Roatan Eco Trail 2017
Palmetto Bay Village
ACROPORA Roatan Eco Trail 2017

ACROPORA is an eco trail run to raise awareness on World Oceans Day in support of the Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA), a not for profit environmental organization on the islands of Roatan, Utila and Guanaja. All funds raised will go directely to BICA Roatan Chapter conservation efforts in the Bay Islands National Marine Park and implementing its programs in the communities that surround the marine protected area.

Why ACROPORA? 
Acropora is a coral that has over 149 species! Among them the well known elkhorn and staghorn corals☆
Acropora species are some of the major reef corals responsible for building the immense calcium carbonate substrate that supports the thin living skin of a reef. They grow quickly and many small reef fishes live near their colonies and retreat into the thicket of branches if threatened. In Roatan we have one of the largest populations of staghorn coral at Cordelia Banks, the Jewel of the Caribbean♡

 

Date: Saturday 10th of June, 2017

Distances: 2K, 6K, 10K

Start: 8am @ Mall Megaplaza, French Harbour, Roatan

End: 1pm @ Palmetto Bay Plantation Beach, Roatan

Entry fee:

Adults 500 LPS

U12 kids: 200 LPS

 

For more information please contact us at acropora17@gmail.com

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Adang Sea Divers Beach Clean Up

On the 8th June at 3pm, we will head out to collect as much plastic waste from Sunrise Beach on Koh Lipe as we can!  We will provide everything needed (bags, gloves, rakes, water, fruit etc) so all you need to bring is you lovely selves and your love of our Ocean Planet :-)

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Adidas X Parley Run For The Oceans

We’re all in this together. Register for the Digital Run and join us from June 5 – 11, wherever you are in the world. You’ll be part of an international movement of runners taking action for the oceans, one kilometer/mile at a time.

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African Penguin release
Lookout Beach, Plettenberg Bay
African Penguin release

World Oceans Day, observed annually on 8 June, is a chance to remember and celebrate the vitally important role of oceans and the diverse life they support. This year the theme is “Our Oceans, Our Future”. This World Oceans Day, a group of NGOs has teamed up to help create a brighter future for the “Endangered” African Penguin.

Adult and juvenile penguins are often seen in the waters around Plettenberg Bay and are occasionally found on the beaches, injured, sick or moulting on the mainland where they are vulnerable to predation. Over the last four months, the Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre has admitted five penguins: two with injuries, one with avian malaria and the other two were moulting. The penguins have recovered well and have met the health, feather waterproofing and swimming requirements to be released.

They will be released at Lookout Beach in Plettenberg Bay at 09h00 on 8 June. The release is a collaboration between BirdLife South Africa, Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, the Nature’s Valley Trust, BirdLife Plettenberg Bay and CapeNature. Members of the public are encouraged to come experience the moment, and can meet the team near the Lemongrass parking area.

There is however a greater purpose behind releasing penguins in Plett. Penguins rehabilitated at Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre are usually transported to existing penguin colonies to be released. BirdLife South Africa with the support of its partners is leading on an ambitious new plan to start a new mainland penguin breeding colony in Plettenberg Bay. It was decided that rehabilitated penguins should rather be released from Plettenberg Bay as a part of this process.

“Establishing new colonies for penguins along the south coast is a vital conservation tool because the distribution of the penguins’ favourite prey, sardine and anchovy, has shifted away from the West Coast, where many of the penguin colonies are, to the southern coast and Agulhas Bank” says Christina Hagen of BirdLife South Africa who is leading the project.  “Because of a lack of breeding sites in the area, the penguins have been unable to adapt to this change. Plans for the Plettenberg Bay colony are still being formulated but information on this exciting conservation intervention can be expected soon” she explains.

“This is an exciting project for Plett, and while there is still much more work to be done, releasing penguins here helps to raise awareness of the project and saves the penguins some of the stress of being transported long distances to other colonies” says Dr Mark Brown, Program Director of the Nature’s Valley Trust.

 

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Alaska SeaLife Center celebrates World Oceans Day

The Alaska SeaLife Center is celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8 by spreading awareness about marine debris! Join us to help create a mural made entirely of bottle caps, participate in a plastic pledge, and watch a brand new documentary about marine debris. Additionally, visitors can watch Stellar Sea Lion and avian feedings throughout the day and meet Tuffy, the ASLC mascot! 

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aMORE - Festival of the Sea
Cinema POUP, The museum of the Porec territory, Lanterna
aMORE - Festival of the Sea

aMORE* festival of the Sea is first festival within the region which is entirely dedicated to sea and which intertwines and brings together art, culture, science, sports and entertainment.

The Festival’s goal is to draw attention to environmental, social and cultural importance of marine ecosystems as well as to human activities causing their degradation all with the goal of their preservation.

aMORE aims to raise the level of public awareness and to improve the relations developed and cultivated between local communities, visitors, tourists and sea. aMORE wishes to contribute to the activation of more mindful and responsible communities and tourists / travellers, whose collective action can contribute towards fulfilling The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, in order to preserve this priceless and crucial resource of ours.

Festival wishes to instigate networking and to support all the initiatives which are in some way related to sea, contributing to its preservation and valorisation.

This year’s Festival edition offers international documentary movie screenings, a photo contest, two exhibitions (photo and multimedia), open lectures, workshops, a seabed cleaning action and poetry reading night.

It starts the 8th of June with the screening of Planet Ocean  by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot.

 “Put your finger into the sea you are connected to the whole world.”

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An Ocean of Discovery
Discovery Centre
An Ocean of Discovery

An Ocean of Discovery 

Join the Discovery Centre for Oceans Week with ocean-themed programming all week long throughout the centre.

Make sure not to miss the main event on Saturday, June 10th as the Discovery Centre will be offering FREE admission for an all ages! Check out their beautiful new waterfront location and participate in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) experience, featuring an array of ocean-themed programs including dissections, otolith extractions, interactive stories and much more!

They will also be joined by members of the Ocean community, who will be showcasing their organizations with interactive programs such as touch tanks, watershed activities and ROV demos.

Please visit www.thediscoverycentre.ca/events/an-ocean-of-discovery/ for more details.

This event is supported and sponsored by:

For more information, please contact: 

Andrea Durfee
Manager of Marketing & Communications 
Discovery Centre
1215 Lower Water Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3S8
902-492-4422 (2232)
adurfee@thediscoverycentre.ca

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Answering the Ocean's Call: Stewardship of Our Ocean, Our Future

Coinciding with the UN Ocean Conference, the museum ship LILAC is celebrating World Ocean Day with a program featuring ocean advocates, conservationists, performers and educators who are striving to connect citizens with the waters that sustain us. Speakers include Mary Crowley, Betsy Damon, Tanja Andrejasic-Wechsler, David Thoreson, Nina Hitchings from The River Project. Presented in partnership with the Geoversiv Foundation and Our Humanity Matters.  Admission is free, but space is limited.  The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter LILAC is a retired lighthouse and buoy tender. See www.lilacpreservationproject.org for more information.

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Aquarium of Boise Supports World Oceans Day

The Earth is our home and we are working to protect it from the mountains to the ocean.  Idaho is home to freshwater species, like steelhead salmon, that are born in the river and migrate to the sea, and then return home to spawn.  No matter where you live, we are all connected to the sea in some way or form.  Explore from stream to the sea with us at the Aquarium of Boise as we dive into protecting our planet and supporting our seas on World Oceans Day!

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Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Clean Up
Aquatic Park, San Francisco
Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Clean Up

Join Shark Stewrads and the San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay celebrating the ocean at our National Maritime Heritage Area at Aquatic Park helping keep the Bay clean and the ocean butt and plastic free.  Beach clean up starts at 0900 at the west end of the San Francisco Dolphin Club at 502 Jefferson St.

 

 

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Aros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival

Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival – June 8-11th, 2017 –

The Port of Iona and the Barra Strait, overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, comes alive with festivities acknowledging World Oceans Day. Àros na Mara (Gaelic for House of the Sea) is a concept to develop a Marine Science Centre at the Barra Strait, for the purposes of research, education and tourism and is teaming up once again with Cape Breton University for their 3rd annual edutainment event. World Ocean Day will be clebrated on Sunday, June 11th from 12-4:30 at the Iona Port and Church Centre.  Join our family fun and ocean-themed festival and enjoy scientific and interactive displays, children’s games, and historical demonstrations.  Understanding the weather is an important topic of discussion for this year`s event.  There will also be guest speakers providing information on climate and weather as it relates to the Ocean and Lake. Festival goers can sample an abundance of locally crafted specialties while hearing some of Cape Breton’s finest talent – an event not to be missed. 

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Art Contest
NOAA Western Regional Center
Art Contest

The art contest aims to:

  • Encourage students to learn more about our oceans.

  • Raise awareness about issues affecting our oceans.

  • Help students understand how they can make a difference.

 

Eligibility
K-12 students from public, private, and home schools within the Puget Sound Educational Service District.

Deadline
June 1, 2017

Theme
Our Oceans, Our Future

Media
Paint, pencil, markers, ink, crayon, chalk or pastel, and collage. Students are encouraged to incorporate reused or recycled materials.

Size
8”x10” - 18”x 24”

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ARTS AND CLEAN UP AT THE GORGONA ISLAND AND SANQUIANGA NATIONAL PARKS, COLOMBIA
Gorgona Island and Sanquianga National Parks, Colombia, South America
ARTS AND CLEAN UP AT THE GORGONA ISLAND AND SANQUIANGA NATIONAL PARKS, COLOMBIA

Join us at the Gorgona Island and Sanquianga National Parks in the Pacific Ocean of Colombia, on June 08th from 9 am to 4pm, in the cleaning event at the Gorgonilla and Palmeras beaches, with local participation of fishermen, their kids and families, teachers, as well as the officials of the National Parks Service of Colombia. Come and have fun painting murals and take part of the video-forums.

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Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari Ticket Competition
Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari
Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari Ticket Competition

This Thursday 8th June is World Oceans Day and we would like to give one lucky winner a FAMILY PASS (worth $399) to come and learn about all the unique marine life that lives in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park!

To be in with a chance to win, like this post and let us know in the comments what you do in your everyday life that helps to look after our seas and oceans - do you have a reusable water bottle, do you refuse single-use plastic bags or do you do something else?

The winner will be drawn at the end of the month!

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Bahar Wiehed
Malta
Bahar Wiehed

'Bahar Wiehed' is the Maltese translation for 'One Sea', the Mediterranean Sea. An event coordinated by 'No To Plastic Malta' group with the participation of various organisations around the Maltese islands. Various underwater and beach cleanups to celebrate 'World Oceans Day 2017'. 

Participants and partners are

1. Atlam Subaqua Club 

2. Calypso Subaqua Club

3. Gozo Cleanup Group

4. Gozo Sunday Dive Club

5. Malta Cleanup Group

 

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Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Bunche Beach Preserve Cleanup

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum staff members and our Shell Ambassador Volunteers are going to celebrate World Oceans Day by participating in a beach cleanup at Bunche Beach Preserve in Ft. Myers. If you want to help protect the ocean you love from pollution, come with us to the beach cleaning day!!! Parking is $2 per hour. Look for the blue shirts when you arrive.

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Bali's Ocean March
Batu Bolong Beach
Bali's Ocean March

Bali, the island of gods...our paradise island! Today we march along the oceans, celebrating all the beauty Bali has to offer. We come together at 4pm at Batu Bolong Beach and will begin walking towards the beach in front of La La Guna. This action is for people to unite and stand up for our Ocean! Ayo!

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Ballard Bootie Crawl
5449 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard Bootie Crawl

This is a Pirate themed pub crawl of your "not-so-ordinary" variety. Your event goer will have a treasure map with all the participating venues on it and their activity or drink special or both! Next to each venue on the map will be a spot for a stamp. Collecting all the stamps makes your map enterable for the raffle being held at one of our venues. As they travel the map they will see live music, live painting, data sculptures ( provided by UW Bothell and Central University ), Actors dressed up as pirates and engaging the public on plastic pollution facts, Photo booths, the bag challenge, and a plastic bag monster running around! Our goals are to re-engage the public about plastic pollution and help raise money to fight the disposible culture we've created. 

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Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary Beach Clean-up
Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary
Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary Beach Clean-up

Come down to the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary where the Barwon Coast Committee of Management and Parks Victoria will be conducting a clean-up to celebrate World Ocean's Day.

On the day the Barwon Coast and Parks Victoria will talk to volunteers about the impacts marine pollution has on the environment, and local impacts that occur at Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary.

Please be at the top carpark of the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary at 11am.

Data will be collected for the Australian Marine Debris Initiative and submitted to Tangaroa Blue.

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