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  • TRASH TALK: what IS the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

    What is marine debris, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? NOAA Ocean Today‘s TRASH TALK is a soon to be released special feature that answers the question in an engaging, age-appropriate way. We’re inviting everyone focusing on ocean plastic pollution to use this great video in your World Oceans Day celebrations. The video is premiering on the World Oceans Day website on

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  • It’s not too late! Easy last minute celebration ideas

    World Oceans Day is just around the corner, but you can still plan a great event or activity to celebrate! Check out this list of quick n’ easy ways to celebrate World Oceans Day and help out our ocean; at least one of them should get you psyched and in the ocean saving spirit. Looking for something more specific? See

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  • Fishackathon: casting a net for high tech solutions

    What do the cities of Boston, Massachusetts, Vancouver, Canada, and Durban, South Africa have in common? They are all coastal cities, with much of their economic and tourist activity stemming from their location near the ocean. And they are not alone—more than half of both the U.S. and world populations live within 50 miles of a coast. These cities have

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  • Free download: useful activities for educators

    We’re happy to announce this year’s World Oceans Day Activity Booklet, with crowd-sourced activities from educators at zoos, aquariums, and other organizations! A big thanks to everyone who has contributed over the years. Click here to download the Activity Booklet. Thanks to: Caroline Jones, Jamie Stricker, Jennifer Lindsay, Magen Sier, Melanie Nelson, Melody Wood, Perez Castro, Rhonda Beitman, Shayla Andreas,

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