08 Jun '11, 4pm

Happy World Ocean Day - See 10 things you didn't know came from the ocean: #ocean

Eat the right fish, caught the right way . If you live near the ocean, look in your area for a community supported fishery . Like share in a farm, you purchase shares in fresh, locally-caught seafood. If you’re further inland, keep up to date on the best choices in fish when you’re shopping or eating out. Speak up . Write or call your congressman and senator and tell them to support the National Endowment for the Oceans , which aims to protect the oceans and our marine-based economy. Adopt a coral reef . We are three to four hundred times more likely to get a new medical breakthrough in cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease treatments from our ocean than from land. But if we lose our coral reefs, we lose the life-saving compounds they contain. Make your vacation an ocean-friendly one . It’s OK – great, in fact – to get out and snorkel our reefs because you’re supporting...

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/2011/06/ten-things-you-didn%E2%80%...

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