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Saturday 8th June is a very important date... Why you may ask? Well, folks, it marks World Oceans Day. What is World Oceans Day? According to its organisers, “World Oceans Day raises the profile of the ocean, connects people worldwide, and inspires continuing action year-round to protect and restore this amazing resource that we all depend on”. World Oceans Day has been taking place since 1992 and has been growing ever since. 
 
Each year, the campaign chooses a theme! This year is going to explore the relationship between “Gender and the Ocean”. It will look at the link between gender equality and the sectors needed to protect the ocean. They want to promote the roles of women within the marine industries. Such as Scientific Research, policy-making, and management etc. 
 
Do you know the main aim behind? It's to teach us the role to play in looking after and protecting the planet's oceans. It hopes to highlight how important the Earths oceans are to humans... Also that people are dependent upon the ocean and ocean life.
 
Loads of activities took place all over the world to get people involved in World Oceans Day. In the UK, you’ll be able to play your part in making a difference to the world’s oceans. Here are a few events taking place on the day.
 
If you are into cliffs, caves, castles and science. Then make your way to Botany Bay in Broadstairs! Walk the splendid coastline while listening to talks about the Citizen Science Project. Also learn about the conservation efforts around the North East Kent Marine Protected Area. You’ll get to explore the local rockpools and discover all types of marine life. So, make sure you wear the appropriate footwear.
 
In Bath and Bristol, World Oceans Day is being celebrated at the Festival of Nature. This big event is running from the 1st to 9th June. The event spread across the cities and will have something for everyone! Find the biggest Wildlife organisations, music, something for the family, and other activities.  
 
If you fancy a trip to Blackpool and a chance to make an impact on your environment. Then join the world-wide beach clean-up on Blackpool beach. The Sea Life Trust will be running this event to remove any plastics from beaches all around the globe.
 
So, don’t sit there, get involved! Use this day to help make everyone aware of this amazing event going on around the globe.
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