07 Jun '12, 4pm

World Oceans Day: Don’t mess with them or they’ll mess with you

World Oceans Day: Don’t mess with them or they’ll mess with you

Our beautiful, garbage-infested oceans. Tomorrow is World Oceans Day, in which we pause for a moment to remember that the existence of any habitable land is basically an aberration and that we’re completely surrounded by a fascinating alternate universe which we’re also polluting and altering pretty effectively and efficiently. Or, as the official site puts it, “our planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean!,” which sounds nicer. In honor of World Oceans Day (tomorrow!), here’s what’s in the news about our local oceans. The west ocean (aka, the Pacific) California this week established a series of marine sanctuaries , banning or restricting fishing in 27 areas comprising 137 square miles off its coast from Oregon to Mexico. If you’re curious about whether your favorite fishing ground is included, here is a map of the newly protected areas. Why is protecting fish habitats i...

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Background on what is World Oceans Day, how it started & where we are now in 2012. via @DianeN56

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