World Oceans Day Blog-A-Thon - June 8th
I’ve decided to take a different approach to the 2009 Theme “One Ocean, One Climate, One Future” and will be providing you with some interesting ocean-related facts (the opinions expressed here are mine and are not meant to reflect poorly on anyone but myself):
- Largest Ocean - Pacific (64,186,000 square miles) and the deepest part is the Mariana’s Trench at a depth of 36,200 feet deep.
Marianas Trench. While I was diving in Micronesia(close to the Marianas Trench), I thought about this book quite often. [insert theme music from Jaws]
Now for the serious stuff - oceans play an integral part in everything that is our planet – from climate regulation, food sources and jobs. Oceans act like a giant sponge that soaks up extra carbon dioxide from our environment. Unfortunately, human activity is sucking the life out of it – literally.
We need to work together, doing all we can to conserve our liquid backyard – before our beaches have eroded and are non-existent, our coral reefs have been polluted and bleached beyond recognition and one of our food sources have become extinct. Future generations also deserve the opportunity to enjoy healthy, living oceans.
Photo Courtesy of My Friend - Dixie (yes, that's her real name)