The theme for this year is Healthy oceans, healthy planet.

Explore the site to learn how you can hold an event for World Oceans Day, or take action for the ocean on your own.

World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize celebrations – which can be a huge event in your community, a special announcement, or anything in between – to support action to protect the ocean. This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet, and we’re making a special effort to stop plastic pollution.


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15 thoughts on “World Oceans Day is June 8th

  • June 8, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Love the Ocean and the sea creatures . Oregon beaches do clean up each year , we go out and pick up the beaches . I hope and wish that the world , does this . I wanted to live at the Oregon beach , I don’t know if I can now , with what happen in Japan . The thought that the sea creatures can’t live in the Oceans any more, is so wrong , it hurts my soul .

  • June 8, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    After what happened in California we have to stop them from drilling in the arctic

  • June 8, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    The World needs to learn to live with the ocean. We need to manage rightly it’s opportunities. Then, we will happily live long!

  • June 8, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I wish they would stop drilling in the gulf and find other alternatives.

    • June 8, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      There are already other alternatives. The problem is that countries are so worried about money and the economy that they don’t really care about the effects.

    • June 9, 2015 at 10:30 am

      If you want them to stop drilling then you need to stop driving your gas powered car. As long as their is a demand for that oil it will be drilled for. The citizens need to make the change and stop buying stuff made from oil.

  • June 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Oceans are a vital resource for many countries that border with them. The main uses of oceans are transportation, sea food, photography, videos and movies. They cover another underwater world full of curiosity about underwater life and underwater creatures. Keep the oceans safe and clean!!!

  • June 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    they need to bring back the brown paper bags. just sayin’. or i haven’t never been to cali. beaches. but, i think they should invest in huge bins with a top on it to put the plastic bags. ?

  • June 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I use cloth bags. If I forget them, I always recycle the plastic bags at our local grocery store.

  • June 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    By failing to properly invest in maintaining healthy oceans, we put society in dire straits. Let alone that we are destroying some of the most wondrous biodiversity that exists in our world. I have hope that we’ll get it right, and am humbled by the work that the organizers of World Oceans Day and all others fighting are doing.

  • June 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    We are so excited to partner with World Oceans Day today and donate 10% of our proceeds ! Check out our Facebook page and other socail media for our great Special today only!
    Lets end Plastic pollution!

  • June 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I believe that once the general public understands how rare and amazing it is to have a underwater world that’s when the larger impacts will happen. It’s awesome to see people taking initiative on creating the movement to help or planet and ocean. Now we just have to figure out how to create a massive tidal wave effect. I know when I was a kid my favorite thing to do was going to the beach and seeing all different types of marine life. I couldn’t imagenen my daughter growing up without that same amazing sights the ocean has to offer. HAPPY WORLD OCEAN DAY!

  • June 8, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Its the countries like Japan that over fish and kill endangered species like the whales and countries like China that dump thier trash in the ocean. Even the U.S. is neglect for lettign cruise ships dump thier trash into the ocean. We should ban all cruise ships that dump garbage into the ocean and stop dealing with countries that don’t follow world guidelines about protecting the Oceans and Sea’s and even coastal water sources. Large corporations are to blame as well for over using natureal resourses and not giving back to the planet.

  • June 8, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Happy “Samudra” Day !

    In India, the ocean is referred in Sanskrit as “Samudra”, literally meaning “an accumulation (Sam) of waters (udra).

    The Ocean was thus considered to be a formation caused due to accumulation. In a way, it is – It accumulates most of the atmospheric Carbon Dioxide; accumulates all the river runoffs; accumulates all waste, particularly the plastics.

    So, lets make our Oceans-Samudra healthy, by helping it accumulate clean water, clean air, and ‘clean waste – degradable and not plastics’.

  • June 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    We came from the seas. We depend on them in ways we scarcely even consider: for food, of course, but also for the stability of our climates, for the very balance of nature itself. We cannot, we must not allow our seas and oceans to perish or we will surely perish with them.

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