07 June 2017

In Celebration of Our Ocean

Posted in Fish Net Blog

Millions of salmon move downstream every year and so does millions of pounds of garbage ..

Stella the seahorse made from ocean plastic debris

And meet Stella the Seahorse, who was also created by debris collected from the Pacific Coast beaches by volunteers of Washed Ashore. 

'Stella represents a family of fish that live in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Many species of the seahorse are in the decline due to intentional collection, by-catch, and habitat loss. One way to support healthy seahorse populations is to keep nearshore and reef environments intact and free from marine debris.' as quoted from Washed Ashore.

Washed Ashore builds and exhibits aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in oceans and waterways and spark positive changes in consumer habits. This is but one organization represented this week at the UN Oceans Conference. The focus this week is on Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Let's embrace our oceans today on World Ocean Day and tomorrow. Want to get involved? Find other activities @ www.worldoceanday.org.

EarthTwine is thrilled to be present and will share more in the coming days..

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