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Oceana’s ‘Ocean Heroes’ include shark group and head of oiled bird rescue

June 8th, 2010

Dr. Jay Holcomb, IBRRC directorOn the just the second annual World Oceans Day, the world seems to be making a bigger mess than ever of its marine resources as the BP spill spews gooey crude across the Gulf of Mexico.

But against that backdrop, the work of Oceana’s honorees for the day, stands out as critically important. The two top winners of Oceana’s Ocean Heroes

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How to do your part for the oceans

June 9th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Given the enormity of climate change, it’s not always easy to calculate how we individuals can make a contribution that matters. In honor of World Oceans Day (June 8), the Nature Conservancy has assembled a list of a few concrete ways we can help heal, or at least minimize the damage to, our marine world.

The list is a testament to our connectedness here on planet Earth — did you realize that the nitrogen fertilizer you dump on the yard could be part of the pollution overpowering streams and rivers; winding up in the ocean where it creates algal “blooms” that starve marine life of oxygen? Ah, right. That’s not what you were thinking of when you cracked open the bag of weed-and-feed. Heavy stuff, yes, but the sort of thing we humans need to think on. That lovely green turf comes with an environmental price tag — unless and until you find other ways to feed the lawn, like using lower nitrogen-content organic food.

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World Oceans Day approaches

June 4th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Get out your blue duds and put on your educator’s hat next Monday to participate in the first ever World Oceans Day on June 8.

Organizers are asking everyone who shares concerns about the decline of the oceans – which are being taxed from overfishing and industrial and agricultural pollutants as well as by climate change –to “Wear Blue and Tell Two” on that day.

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