World Oceans Day

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Oceans cover 71% of our planet's surface and make up 95% of all the space available to life. The rolling waves, glassy stillness, or frosty ice we see on the ocean's surface hide an amazing variety of underwater worlds.

The ocean also provides sea-lanes for international trade. Global pollution and over-consumption of fish have resulted in drastically dwindling population of the majority of species.

World Oceans Day was officially declared by the United Nations as June 8th beginning in 2009.

World Oceans Day is an opportunity to honor the world's oceans, to celebrate the products they provide, such as seafood, and to celebrate marine life itself.

Photos-- The Best ocean views

Best ocean views 2010 I

Best ocean views 2010 II

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Best ocean views 2010 III

Adélie Penguins.


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