Below the Surface

Seas the Day in January: Resolutions for the Ocean

Your list of New Year’s resolutions may have included improving your personal health with exercise or eating better but what about resolving to improve ocean health? The health of the ocean has a direct impact on us, effecting everything from air quality to seafood. This year let’s make a goal to work together to help the ocean.

Abby Tripler 12-Jan-2016
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Seas the Day in December: Give Back to the Ocean

This month let’s celebrate the oceans by giving back. Here’s a short list of causes you can help support, with some ideas for fundraising which could help them have an even greater impact. Continue the love and raise some money for an ocean conservation effort for World Oceans Day!

Abby Tripler 10-Dec-2015
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Seas the Day in November: Get less trashy with the 4 Rs

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink: The first step to being environmentally conscious is rethinking your everyday actions. It’s best to rethink every purchase, reuse what we have, reduce what we buy, and recycle as much as we can. Before you buy that plastic water bottle or use a plastic bag at the grocery store, rethink and go green for the ocean.

Abby Tripler 16-Nov-2015
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Seas the Day in October: Save energy, save the ocean

Did you know October in the US is National Energy Action Month? Though it may seem far off, thinking about your World Oceans Day celebration now will allow plenty of time to brainstorm creative event ideas. Why not tie in a message about energy conservation?

Abby Tripler 16-Oct-2015
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Protecting valuable natural resources in the South Pacific

On World Oceans Day, we celebrate and call for conservation of marine biodiversity. The 1,000 or so islands that make up the Solomons are on the edge of the Coral Triangle, home to one of the highest diversity of marine life anywhere. The ocean is a crucial source of food and income for people living in Solomon Islands where poverty and food insecurity are critical problems.

Alyssa Isakower 04-Sep-2015
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Danger, beauty, and change: the ocean's story on film

You already know the ocean is in desperate need of protection - now share the ocean's story with someone else for World Oceans Day. Revolution is a feature documentary about opening your eyes, changing the world and fighting for something. A true life adventure following director Rob Stewart in the follow up to his hit Sharkwater, Revolution is an epic adventure into the evolution of life on earth and the revolution to save us.

Alyssa Isakower 29-May-2015
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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 special feature that introduces marine debris in an engaging, age-appropriate way. We invite everyone focusing on ocean plastic pollution to use this great, free video in your World Oceans Day celebrations.

Kurt Mann, Executive Producer, Ocean Today 25-May-2015
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Fishackathon 2015: 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.

Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State 14-May-2015
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How to plan a wonderful company volunteer day

World Oceans Day is a great opportunity to get your employees out in the community doing something to keep it healthy. Here are some ideas for how to organize a World Oceans Day celebration at your company.

Lena Champlin 21-Apr-2015
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7 simple ways to share your unique perspective as a diver

As a diver you’re in a unique position. More than anyone else, you experience the beauty of the world underwater as well as above ground. For World Oceans Day we encourage you to share your perspective as a diver who is invested in a healthy ocean – with other divers and your land-based community!

Lena Champlin 09-Apr-2015
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