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World Oceans Day

The 8th of June 2013 is World Oceans Day and it is a day in which we create awareness about the ocean, what lives in it, what threatens it and most importantly, what we can do to protect it. World Oceans Day has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2002 and various organisations such as: Ocean Project and World Ocean Network have been working together to create awareness and promote events.

A key issue that they focus in is litter in our seas and on our beaches and the way in which this can potentially harm marine life both on land and at sea. World Oceans Day is therefore used to create both an awareness and to education children and adults about these issues. This year the ORCA Foundation, in conjunction with ProDive, will be hosting a World Oceans Day event on the 8th June on Central beach for everyone, especially kids. Reef clean ups, beach clean ups, sandcastle building competition, marine animal stranding demonstration and a flags tournament will be all part of the day’s activities. We hope to see you there for more information email: plett@prodive.co.za/orcaplett@mweb.co.za. Together we have the power to protect our oceans!



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