The oceans cover 71% of our planet and are home to 90 percent of the planet’s living biomass. In other words, 90% of life on our planet lives in the oceans, and we still know remarkably little about what’s alive down there: in the past decade alone, the Census of Marine Life discovered more than 6,000 potentially new species!
June 8th 2012 marks the 20th World Oceans Day, and the theme this year is Youth – the Next Wave for Change. Events are taking place around the world this weekend: find an event near you.
To mark this occasion, we’ve created a special World Oceans Day page featuring a new PSA, facts about the importance of the oceans and the threats they face, as well as a live Twitter wall showing what people are talking about and doing in relation to #WorldOceansDay. Have a look and spread the word!