World Oceans Day 2022: Collaboration, Collections and Cleanups

It’s really just one ocean – humans like to divide things and put into boxes – grin.

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Tomorrow (or perhaps today for you) – Wednesday, June 8 is World Oceans Day. But, don’t we have One Ocean, just as there is just One Planet?

There are two events I should tell you about. Firstly, the United Nations will have an online event starting at 10:00 am EDT (9:00 am Jamaican time), which will elaborate on the 2022 theme, “Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean.” Topics addressed will include Nature-based Solutions; Local and Indigenous Knowledge; Community and Collaborative Efforts; Biodiversity and Resilience; and Blue Economy, Responsible Management, and Finance; among others. You canregister here.

Register for tomorrow’s discussion.

I really want to catch Sylvia Earle’s remarks – she is such an inspiring champion of the seas for all these years. I like this profound quote from Dr. Earle – who is, unbelievably, 86 years old, a former student of and specialist in algae – and she…

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