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A Boatload of Fun on World Oceans Day

posted on June 7th, 2010 by Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks


World Oceans Day
Guests can have a boatload of fun and learn how they can protect our oceans at The Seas with Nemo & Friends on World Oceans Day, June 8, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. In one of several special activities, families can learn how coral reefs form, what wildlife live there, and the threats that face coral reefs today.

Want to know what a whale eats? There’s an activity for that too. Here’s a hint: there are two kinds of whale (baleen and toothed) and each uses different methods to get its food.

Guests who take part in take part in the “Sea Turtle Flop” activity must flip special chips into safe turtle habitat. If the chips “flop out,” they can land in areas where there are the major threats to sea turtles: predators, pollution, beach obstacles and artificial lighting. Guests learn not only how these threats affect sea turtles, but what we all can do to help.

Each year more and more countries and groups have been marking June 8 on their calendars as a day to celebrate our oceans and our personal connection to the sea. Remember, no matter where we live we are all connected to the oceans, and any action you take that reduces waste, saves water or keeps it clean, protects ocean wildlife or reduces emissions helps our oceans.

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