Why 8th June count as World Ocean Day?
As we all know Earth consist 70% of water and 30% of land.
This 70% water consist of :
and other large water bodies.
During the Earth Summit in 1992, the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) suggested the idea of celebrating global/world ocean day. It took 16 years, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution in 2008 to designate 8 June as World Oceans Day.
The purpose of the day, as such, is to inform people of the
· Effects of human actions on the ocean.
· Create a worldwide drive for the ocean
This year’s theme is ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’. According to the official UN website, “this year’s annual event will focus:
· On the marvel of the ocean and how important it is for our life,
· Supporting people and every other organism on Earth”.
Mainly, there are four oceans:
- The Atlantic
2. The Pacific
4. The Arctic
However, most countries – including the United States – now recognize the Southern (Antarctic) as the fifth ocean. The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian are the most commonly known. The Southern Ocean is the ‘newest’ named .