Jun 6, 2022

Oceans | June 8 is World Oceans Day | International Fund for Animal Welfare

Barge on Whatcom Waterway.  photo: liz marshall

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Today, June 8, is World Oceans Day.

Oceans are one of the greatest sources of life on Earth. They cover 70% of the globe's surface, provide us with more than half of the world's oxygen and are home to millions of species that play critical roles in marine ecosystems. Healthy oceans mean a healthy planet.

Explore how you can help protect marine animals, learn about the power of whale poop, watch videos of our marine rescue team in action and more.

Follow IFAW on social media and share your own celebrations with the hashtag #WorldOceansDay

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