Sunday, 8 June 2008

World Ocean Day

In honour of World Ocean Day I bring you one of Australia's glorious beaches - Tallow Beach near Byron Bay on the north coast of NSW.

The concept of a "World Ocean Day" was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Although not yet officially designated by the United Nations, an increasing number of countries mark June 8th as an opportunity each year to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. The Ocean Project, working closely with the World Ocean Network each year, helps to coordinate events and activities with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, businesses. Together with the World Ocean Network, they are also working to have the United Nations officially designate World Ocean Day as June 8th each year. Take time to do something good for our ocean: Sign the petition today.

7 comments:

Jim said...

The pictures are great with the waves coming in and just barely being able to see the two people down there, so little.

julia said...

Isn't it great to come upon a view like this. i'll look at the petition if I can, its important.

Blognote said...

I specially like the first photo for its wonderful colours. Twose two small figures give it that enormous depth.Well done, Ann!

Dina said...

Happy World Ocean Day to you and all Australia's lovely shores.
Wish we had some body of water closer to Jerusalem.

picture to words said...

it is so beautifull ..did you took the pic

Ann said...

Thanks. I did take the pics, sometimes you are in the right place at the right time. The top one is one of my favourites.

Ahmed Beeh said...

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