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World Oceans Day 2011

In 2009 the United Nations officially declared June 8th each year as World Oceans Day.

Why should we celebrate World Oceans Day?

The world’s oceans:

  • Generate most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Help feed us
  • Regulate our climate
  • Offer us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
  • Provide limitless inspiration.

I am fortunate to live in Cairns in Far North Tropical Queensland with the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef on my door step. Most of the underwater photos on this blog have been taken in these waters. The Coral Sea is a tropical marine jewel which lies east of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It’s one of the last places on Earth where large marine animals can still be found in great numbers.

Yet less than 1% of this Serengeti of the Seas is protected.

Right now the federal government is considering the future of the Coral Sea within Australian waters.

Help protect our Coral Sea and make the Coral Sea a safe haven for marine life. Fill in your postcode on the right and email you federal MP.

Enjoy (and share) this beautiful song and video “Coral Sea Loves” by Isabel Lucas and Angus Stone in support of Protect Our Coral Sea

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