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Greening the Blue – World Oceans Day

Team StoryWeavers|June 14, 2018| 27

Oceans are the lungs of our planet and a major source of food and medicines. Yet over the past few decades humans have managed to contribute to 80% of the Oceans’ pollution, adding 8 million tonnes of plastic PER YEAR!

World Oceans Day is celebrated to spread awareness about the importance of saving our oceans, in-turn saving ourselves. Dive in with us into the depths of the ocean to learn about some of its secrets and why we should protect them:-

  1. About 94% of life on earth is aquatic. In comparison, us humans are a minority and a lot hangs on saving and restoring aquatic life.
  2. Even with advanced technology humans have explored only 5% of the ocean world. Imagine the thousands of sea creatures, animals, soil types, ruins etc that lie in the unexplored parts, waiting to be discovered!
  3. The oceans are our mega-museums with ancient civilizations buried, fossils of millions of land and sea animals and plants. It becomes more and more important to save these water bodies from pollution to keep these relics safe.
  4. Over 1 million seabirds, 3,00,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed by ocean pollution every year. Along with these creatures, sharks too are facing a drastic decline in number as they get caught in plastic fishing nets, suffocate and die.
  5. In the Pacific island lies and island of garbage twice the size of Texas! It is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, though there is nothing quite great about it.
  6. Other sources that pollute and endanger life in the oceans are oil spills, chemical dumps and radioactive waste disposal from nuclear reactors.
  7. The Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world, visible from the Moon has lost half of it’s coral in the past two years due to global warming. What used to be a an ecosystem supporting hundreds of lifeforms, is now barren and plain white in colour.
  8. Small animals such as fish are the first to absorb chemicals and pollutants in the waters. These fish end up being consumed by us humans, implying that the pollutants and toxins get transferred to us.

With so much life resting in the hands of our oceans it is important to take drastic measures to save them. You can make your contribution by reducing the use of plastic and recycling waste.

Spread the message on social media using the #worldoceandaywithbyjus #savetheoceanswithbyjus

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Pratiti

June 23, 2018

Very true


Thanmayee

June 23, 2018

Ocean thermal energy contributes about 6% about the total renewable
power production in the world.

HAPPY OCEANING DAY.


Abhijeet

June 23, 2018

This is very bad for the aquatic animals


Vrindaavan

June 23, 2018

In India 50pre cent of the land mass was covered with water less than 5000 years ago


Trinayan

June 23, 2018

Save oceans


Vedant chaudhari

June 23, 2018

The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the worldं’s oceans and the deepest location on the surface of Earth’s crust . If Mount Everest is the tallest point on the Earth at 8,850m ,were set in Mariana Trench ,there would still be 2,183m of water left about it.


Aashi Jayakumar

June 23, 2018

very true


Adhiraj Bagchi

June 23, 2018

It’s very true.Thank you for the information


Chaitanya Arora

June 23, 2018

It is really disappointing? to know that the part which covers 75% of Earth’s ?surface has turned so polluted due to human activities in a few years and Our scientific advancements need the sacrifice of so many animal and plant species . Why don’t people understand that their scientific advancements is threatening their own existence !!


Bhavya Reddy

June 23, 2018

A lot of change should happen in the word guys…..
Let us be the first to stop this pollution.?


Bhavya Reddy

June 23, 2018

The world should change a lot guys…
Let’s start by throwing GARBAGE in DUSTBINS!!


nitika

June 23, 2018

#save ocean #save seas #save tree #save earth #save
me


Navya

June 24, 2018

Very nice information and it’s very useful
As it is telling so much about oceans that how it is important to us and why is it important to us so I think this information that I just read and maybe you all just read is just so important that if you have skipped something up you should go back and read it again


Jigyasa

June 24, 2018

It is true but we humans can do that things and it is so bad things so my request is that we should not use plastics for any work
By the way happy ocean day save ocean ??????


Abhijith.S

June 24, 2018

After few years the blue planet earth may turn into pollution planet if humans are polluting the earth like this.We have to implement ideal measures to reduce pollution both in water bodies,land and air.


Sana hussain

June 29, 2018

Oh! Human beings do immense pollution


Anusha

July 7, 2018

We should save water?


Banitapa

July 7, 2018

We should spread awareness amongst more and more people,so that they necessary steps could be taken before the destruction.


Shruti Sinha

July 7, 2018

It’s a article which created awareness
and it’s great that your team published
it.
HAPPY World Ocean Day
I will try hard to save our planet’s
lungs.


Ann Mary C V

July 8, 2018

Very nice….. I love it….


Yashmit

July 9, 2018

Yeah its absolutely true


Harshit

July 10, 2018

The World should take some strong decisions regarding this problem.
As most of the life on Earth exists in World’s oceans.
Well, cleaning the ocean can take a lot of time and money.
But we should take care of our Mother Earth.
Before the Sun destroys it after 7 – 7.5 billion years ago.
When the Sun becomes a Red giant and swallows Mercury and Venus.
And Earth 1.8 times closer than Mercury’s orbit and our Mother Earth turns into a Venus.


anand kumar

July 11, 2018

It’s absolutely true…, Save the Ocean and the Save the planet earth by avoiding plastics and other pollutants.


S. Mohana krishna

July 17, 2018

If we go on polluting the ocean, we are creating
threat to our own species. If the sea creatures die means
the total eco system is destroying. We are also a part in
this eco system. We should realise this and take an oath to
avoid plastic. Save Mother Earth!


Yash

July 18, 2018

It’s true.


Janvi patil

December 19, 2018

We should save aquatic animals and land animals because they’re also
Given opportunity to live and to get love from there species


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