World Oceans Day is 8 June 

Thank you for celebrating World Oceans Day 2016

Across the globe, millions of people celebrated our oceans!

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Celebrations around the world

Take a look at all of the World Oceans Day events on the world map!

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Waves of Action for Our Oceans

Thank you for taking the Wave for Change challenge this summer!

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World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This site serves as the central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, with free resources and ideas for everyone – no matter where you live – to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on June 8 and year round.

This year's theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and individuals and organizations across the planet are taking action for prevention of plastic pollution in our ocean.

World Oceans Day has grown tremendously each year since The Ocean Project started coordinating it in 2002. With hundreds of partners involved, and the United Nations officially recognizing June 8 as World Oceans Day in 2008, we have reached millions worldwide.

How will you take action for the ocean?

Thank you for joining the Wave for Change!

2016 Annual Report

World Oceans Day 2016 was a huge success!

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World Oceans Day Blog

Stay up to date on the latest World Oceans Day news.

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Youth Advisory Council

Meet the 11 members of the Youth Advisory Council and learn how they're expanding the reach of World Oceans Day!

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Our Supporters

01 Sea Life Trust
02 Monterey Bay Aquarium
03 Ripley's Aquariums
04 Shed Aquarium
05 Landry's
06 Elsevier
07 Seaworld
08 Aquarium of the Pacific
09 Virginia Aquarium
10 The Octonauts
11 Seattle Aquarium
12 National Aquarium
13 Shark Reef Aquarium
14 Texas State Aquarium
15 Tennessee Aquarium
16 South Carolina Aquarium
17 The Florida Aquarium
18 Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
19 ABQ Biopark
20 Audubon Nature Institute
21 Erie Zoo
22 Johnson Ohana
23 Aquarium
24 Allatonce
25 1% for the Planet
26 Blooloop
27 the Big Blue and You
28 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
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