World Ocean Day – Celebrate while we still can

So here’s a sobering thought – In 40 Years We Could Face An Ocean Without Fish.  Go check out that link and see if you still want to order fish for lunch today 😦 In fact I’ve seen this decline myself in the lessening aggregations of Snapper in the Red Sea each year.

The theme for this year’s world ocean day is Youth: the Next Wave for Change.
If we can get young people into preserving the ocean now then there might be some life left in it for their children to enjoy… otherwise there will only be the photos we can take today and the sour fishy aftertaste of extinction. Please take a moment today to check out these links and see how you can help – even if it’s only be spreading the word. World Ocean Day – “Wear Blue, Tell Two”. Hopefully this blog post will reach more than two 🙂

A while back I put together a list of sustainable seafood guides. They are displayed below in my sidebar but here again for convenience:

Here’s a few of my pictures to celebrate the beauty and life we still have for now:

Please keep help our oceans from turning into this:


4 thoughts on “World Ocean Day – Celebrate while we still can

  1. Having grown up in the Canadian province of Newfoundland, I’m somewhat familiar with the impact that humans can have on the oceans and marine life.

    Your photos are remarkable, providing a glimpse into a world that most of us don’t see very often and perhaps take for granted for that very reason.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. I am often saddened when days like today are known by so few people, or thought of as arbitrary. In comparison to so many other so-called special days, religious or otherwise, can any of them claim to have as much importance to our future?

    If in 40 years we see no fish, then I think we will see hardly any humans as well.

    I was planning a post for today also, glad to see you beat me to it with some awesome imagery to remind us what is worth preserving.

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