Happy World Oceans Day.
After a decade of unofficial worldwide celebration, in 2008 the United Nations General Assembly designated June 8 as World Oceans Day to raise awareness of our ocean and our connection to the sea. That’s today.
As Coastkeeper, we think World Oceans Day should be a countywide holiday because our ocean drives our economy, provides us with copious amounts of recreation, reduces carbon dioxide in the air and also creates much of the ocean we breath.
In honor of World Oceans Day, we offer you these ways to celebrate the Pacific Ocean this weekend (and every weekend, for that matter):
- Join our beach cleanup on Saturday to remove trash from the shores in La Jolla so that you can keep our ocean beautiful and prevent sea animals from eating it.
- Head over to our friends at Hike Bike Kayak to rent a kayak or snorkel in La Jolla Cove. Ask for Dylan, he’s our favorite, and ask him to tell you about the leopard sharks, garabaldi and the ASBS.
- Ride your bike along Pacific Coast Highway to take in the views of our ocean.
- Head to Cabrillo National Monument to tidepool. Low tide should occur around 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
- Make one change in your daily routine to prevent pollution from impacting our coastal waters.
Have another idea? What are you doing to celebrate World Oceans Day?