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Happy World Oceans Day

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 07, 2011 08:00 PM
June 8th is World Oceans Day, described by Wikipedia as "an opportunity every year to honor the world's ocean, celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as seafood, as well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value."
Happy World Oceans Day

photo by James Wiseman

The United Nations Secretary-General designates this year's theme as:

Our Oceans: Greening Our Future

Here are some ideas to celebrate World Ocean Day:

  • Frag some corals to share with fellow hobbyists.
  • Talk to your favorite LFS or mail-order vendor about responsible stocking (preferably captive-bred).
  • Visit your local public aquarium in support of their education and conservation efforts.
  • Adopt a Coral Reef through the Nature Conservancy.
  • Have a nice seafood meal from the list of sustainable seafood approved by Seafood WATCH.
  • Perform some much-neglected maintenance on your aquarium.  Caring for your aquarium IS caring for the oceans.
  • Hug your fish (unless it's venomous, in which case a smile and a nod will suffice).

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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