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BBPBPH Beach Clean UP
Punta Fuego Beach
BBPBPH Beach Clean UP

Bye Bye Plastic Bags Philippines will be having its own beach clean up in Punta Fuego Beach, Nasugbo on June 7, 2017 in time for World Ocean Day on June 8. We will be celebrating with all the other BBPB chapters around the world for our first event! Learning that most ocean pollution begins on land, we have brought together the youth to help clean up the Philippines one beach at a time. Come join us in our first official event and help save the oceans


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Be An Ocean Hero
Seattle Aquarium
Be An Ocean Hero

General overview: World Ocean Weekend highlights the theme, “Be an Ocean Hero”.  All of our talks and activities engage our guests in sharing actions that we can all do to be Ocean Heroes on an individual, community, and civic level. Sub-themes of the event provide examples of ocean health issues and positive actions being taken to protect habitat and responsibly manage these issues. Sub-themes for 2017 include ocean acidification, marine debris and microplastics, as well as rescue and rehabilitation efforts for animals in our care.

Special Guests: Octonauts & Nature Conservancy

Ocean Hero Community Spotlight: We celebrate a local organization in the Pacific Northwest doing amazing conservation work in the field of marine science. Our 2017 spotlight is TBD.

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Beach celeaning
Bhatye Beach, Ratnagiri, India
Beach celeaning

On the occasion of world ocean day, we celebrated it at Bhatye beach, Ratnagiri in India by organizing beach cleaning drive.  All together 25 teachers including Principal and Vice- Principal of Gogate -Joglekar college and 10 students participated in event.  Along with President of Society for Environment and biodiversity conservation a NGO working in field of conservation. Ratnagiri is tourist destination and tourist visit beach for water sports and other activities. Due to lack of awareness amongst people they litter on the beach. The garbage is the major problem of this beach. Our team took efforts to clean up area of 400-500 meter streach and removed all the non-degradable items like plastic, glass, clothes, nylon cables etc from the beach. We collected garbage in near by dust bin and inform muncipal corporation. They carried it to recycling unit.

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Beach Clean up
Atican Beach
Beach Clean up

A tree day event that will involve advocacy around the Ocean and reasons why disposable plastic pllution should be jointly addressed. Planting of 500 coconut trees by the shorline .

Clearing of garbage in around the beach and disposoing them..

Activity is community based and will have 70 volunteers on board.

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Beach Clean Up Mossel Bay
The Aquarium and the Point down to the harbour
Beach Clean Up Mossel Bay

Today we will be braving the elements, the largest storm in 50 years and snow on the mountains close by- and cleaning the beaches of Mossel Bay,  as a community

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Beach cleaning activity
Keshav Smruti Higher Secondary School
Beach cleaning activity

The students and teachers of Keshav Smruti Higher Secondary,Dabolimwill be doing a beach cleanup drive today at Bogmallo Beach,Goa.I will be showing my students a power point presentation on the effects of plastic pollution,coal and marine debris affecting the marine life.Thereafter we will proceed to Bogmallo Beach and conduct the cleaning activity,the thrash collected will be handed over to the local village panchayat for proper disposal.By conducting this activity we shall help our oceans in a small way to stay healthy.

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Beach Cleanup-#defendthesea
Kids Beach Garden, Oba Elegushi Beach Road, Ikate Roundabout, Lekki, Lagos.
Beach Cleanup-#defendthesea

Oceans cover about 70 percent of the earth, giving them a major role in climate control. Indeed, oceans and atmosphere are practically one, constantly exchanging heat, water, gases, and momentum in the form of wind and waves. Sadly, the world’s seas and oceans, already polluted with spilled oil, toxic chemicals and radioactive waste, are now being fouled by a new and insidious form of pollution — plastic waste. The World Ocean Day will be celebrated with a beach cleanup event, followed by planting of trees along the beach shorelines. Waste materials collected from the beach, will be sorted and recycled. We will be defending the oceans against waste.

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Beach CleanUps
Quepos; Potrero; Puerto Jiménez; Golfito; San José
Beach CleanUps

The Beach Clean up event will be hosted in 5 spots of Costa Rica on June 8th; Quepos, Golfito, Puerto Jimenez, Potrero. In San José there will be a representative clean up around the Sabana Lake. 
The activity will be displayed for 2h and we will count with the support of 5 schools, one in each spot, so students can participate as volunteers for the beach cleanups. We will be also working with the local governments and local businesses.

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Beach Litter Clean Up

A 15 minute beach clean on Lee Bay, Lynton, North Devon, England

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Beach litter clean-up
Lee Abbey, North Devon
Beach litter clean-up

A 15 minute beach clean on Lee Bay, Lynton, North Devon, England.

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Beach Party for Big Blue

The American Littoral Society is making waves this World Oceans Day! Join us at our host locations Langosta Loungeand Pop's Garage on the beach and boardwalk in Asbury Park where we're having a Beach Party for Big Blue!

  • Kids Activities and free food
  • Silent Disco on the beach
  • Environmental tabling information and ocean action items with ocean partners
  • Special adult food menu and Blue Drinks
  • Ocean Film Screenings
  • Bonfire on the beach

Starting at 5:00 p.m. there will be fun activities for children including sand art, trivia games, free kids dinner choices from 5 - 6:30 p.m. (compliments of the Society) and much more;

There will be special buffet menu for adults and "Blue Drink" specials sponsored by Ocean organic vodka;

Short 10-minute film screenings throughout the event that you can watch in Pop's Garage: "Ocean Frontiers III" (Green Fire Productions) and "A Vision for our Ocean" (American Littoral Society). These films tell compelling stories about how we're planning for healthy oceans and sustainable uses in our busy ocean of today;

Learn the latest about threats to our ocean and take action: sign a petition; take a pledge; join the Society and help us to keep protecting the coast!

Throughout the event we'll have a "Beach Party Silent Disco" where you can dance like nobody's watching to your own beat! Chose your jam from three station channel headsets that will be available for your dancing enjoymentcompliments of the Society;

Enjoy night time on the beach, unwind around our beach bonfire, and reflect on how much we love our amazing ocean!

 

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Beach 'Rock' Fest (White Point Beach Resort)

Join us at 3:30pm for an hour long adventure down the beach with our geologist extraordinaire from Keji National Park, to learn about the rocks along our shoreline and the thousands of years worth of stories they share. Learn to identify basalt from granite, do we have beach stone or cobblestone and why are they so round? Why our sand is so white? Who makes the beach their home, including our Piping Plovers!

As night falls, at 7:30pm join us at the Founder’s Lounge Fireplace for ‘These Rocks Can Talk’. Standing tall and solid as a rock, our 2.5 story floor to ceiling beach stone fireplace weaves a story through the ages you won’t believe. Come gather around and see what the fireplace has to say.

Complimentary with your overnight stay, Day Pass or Country Club Membership.
If you have any questions, please contact Donna Hatt at donna@whitepoint.com

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Belize World Oceans Day Activities

In celebration of World Oceans Day 2017, Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) is hosting a series of activities on June 8, 2017 at several preschools across Belize City from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

With the theme this year, "Our Oceans, Our Future," CZMAI is joining with hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals from around the world who will recognize this special day for ocean awareness and action. The activities will focus on educating Belize's children about the importance of our oceans, seas and other water bodies and what they can do to help to reduce pollution. 

 

Staff from CZMA's administrative and technical programs which include: Coastal Planning, Water Quality Monitoring, Coastal and Marine Data Centre, and Sport Fishing will engage the preschoolers through short videos, books and creative arts centered on the "Oceans" theme. By doing this, CZMAI intends to create an early impression on our children, thereby instilling a care for all marine life and habitats.

 

World Oceans Day is officially recognized by the United Nations, and has become an annual celebration on 8 June, as well as a call for ocean conservation action throughout the year. Promoted and coordinated by The Ocean Project since 2002, in partnership with a network of diverse organizations, the effort has expanded to over 100 countries. World Oceans Day brings together aquariums, zoos, museums, schools and universities, businesses, organizations and other groups, including divers, surfers, sailors, communities of faith, governments, the maritime industry and the tourism and recreational industry.

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Berkeley Screening: Freightened

The Explorers' Club Northern California Chapter and the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) are teaming up for an East Bay screening of Freightened: The Real Cost of Shipping, in observation of World Oceans Day. Join us on the campus of UC Berkeley on Sunday, June 11 at 4:30 pm!

Sunday, June 11
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Doors open at 4:00
UC Berkeley - Warren Room, Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA | Map
General admission: $12 (+ $1.65 fee) | UC Berkeley students: $5 (+ $1.27 fee)
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ABOUT THE FILM

Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping
Denis Delestrac, 2016, 52 min

Ninety percent of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and forms the basis of our very model of modern civilization; without it, it would be impossible to fulfill the ever-increasing demands of our societies. Yet the functioning and regulations of this business remain largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. Taking us on a journey over seas and oceans, Freightened reveals in an audacious investigation the many faces of world-wide freight shipping and sheds light on the consequences of an all-but-visible industry.

Produced by Polar Star Films | Coproduced by La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Denis Delestrac is the award-winning filmmaker of Freightened as well as Sand Wars, Pax Americana, Banking Nature, and the IMAX films Mystery of the Nile and Arabia. Denis has worked as a photojournalist, staff writer, and managing editor for several daily and monthly publications in the U.S., France (Le Monde), and Spain. He also co-wrote the book "The Future Society" with intellectual Noam Chomsky.

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Between Land And Sea: Excursion Along The Coast And Scientific Cocktail

At 5pm, a guided excursion along the beach of Casalborsetti (RA) together with Francesca Alvisi, geologist of the CNR-ISMAR of Bologna, and Simone D'Acunto, biologist of Cestha Association, to talk about the recent evolution of the Emilia Romagna costal area, a fragile territory between land and sea, nature and culture, human intervention and natural evolution. At 6,30pm the Proloco of Casalborsetti, the local associations for promoting and developing the territory (http://casalborsetti.eu/?lang=en), will offer to the participants a cocktail with local products at "km 0".

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Between Land And Sea: Step By Step...
Lega Navale Italiana - Sezione di Ravenna
Between Land And Sea: Step By Step...

At Marina di Ravenna from 10am to 13am, the Cestha Association organizes an awareness raising event that includes a dive to document a "nursery" system for some marine species at risk and to follow the release of some young cuttlefish and other inhabitants of the sea rescued form the fishing nets by a group of children embarked on the sailboats of the LNI - Ravenna Section. At the same time, for those who will stay on land, at the old Fish Market of Marina di Ravenna workshops for children and adults will be set up to discover tiny shells that populate our seas, the Italian seas and their cousins ​​far and close in collaboration with the CNR-ISMAR, and to learn to realize the main maritime nodes by LNI - Ravenna Section. At 5pm the activities will move to Casalborsetti (RA) with a guided hike along the beach to talk about the coastline evolution in the company of CNR-ISMAR and Cestha experts. Then at 6.30pm, a scientific appetizer to enjoy the wild mussels of Ravenna, a pearl of gastronomy at km 0, in the company of experts, will close the day.

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Between Land And Sea: The Ocean At Ferrara

At Ferrara, at the small lake inside the Parco Urbano from 10am to 6pm, the local Italian Naval League Delegation organises workshops and practical activities for all curious and passionate citizens in collaboration with several partners: on basic sailing principles with the Italian Sailing Federation, on the main nodes with its associates, on underwater diving techniques with the Ferrarese Underwater Group, on the use of the canoe in calm waters with CUS Ferrara Canottaggio, on the quality and characteristics of marine water and organisms with the DIDO Cultural Association.
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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Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals

Exhibition of work by artist Mandy Barker.

Plankton form a diverse group of microscopic marine organisms living in the water column, not able to swim against the current; they exist in a drifting, floating, state.

In this series of work, unique ‘specimens’ of this animal species relate to the pioneering discoveries made by the marine biologist John Vaughn Thompson in Cobh, Cork harbour during the 1800’s.

Current scientific research has found that plankton ingest micro plastic particles, mistaking them for food, and at the base of the food chain they are themselves a crucial source of food for many larger creatures. The potential impact on marine life and ultimately humankind itself is currently of vital concern. In terms of plankton, and of action, we are ‘Beyond Drifting’, and must bring into focus these ‘Imperfectly Known Animals’.

The work is presented as a science book from the 1800’s, that, as well as reflecting the current situation regarding the organisms’ intake of plastic, also subtly includes the original writing, descriptions, and figures recorded by Thompson in his research memoirs of 1830, entitled, ‘Imperfectly Known Animals’. The book uniquely captures our changing times along with both past and present research. Supported by Cork County Council.

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Biorock Eco Snorkelling
Gili Eco Trust 'Eco Shop'
Biorock Eco Snorkelling

Come and explore our unique and magnificent underwater world and snorkel amongst the biggest Biorock reef in the world!

Our Biorock reefs are home to many different fish, coral and turtle species and with the Biorock structures being powered by a small electrical current - the corals benefit with boosted growth and high resilience to temperatures and bleaching. See if you can find the dolphin Biorock, the manta reef and Spongebob Squarepants' pineapple house among many more hidden in the shallow reefs of Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia.

After almost a decade of the decline in dynamite fishing, our reefs continue to be anchored, over fished and damaged by tourists. So we invite you to learn how to become a responsible tourist, an eco warrior and a guardian of the reefs!

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BLOG POSTING

17 year old young poet S. NIVETHA in her Blog https://nivethalive.wordpress.com has posted her poem titled BLUE WATERS underlying the need for keeping the ocean safe.

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