World Ocean Week 7th-13th June…


Overfishing. Pollution. Acidification. Warming. Our precious ocean and the life that calls it home are now more at risk than ever before.

Ocean Week 2021 – seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels and beyond – put the spotlight on the huge threats faced by marine species and habitats while offering real solutions on how to solve them. We need thriving biodiversity in our oceans to support life on earth. 

The ocean makes up 70% of the world’s surface, acts as a vital carbon sink, regulates the weather and produces half of the oxygen we breathe. Europe has the power to lead in its protection and restoration.

On Monday 8 June, the United Nations will launch its second-ever fully digital rendition of its annual World Oceans Day event in celebration of its 2021 theme.

The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.

This year’s celebration will again be open to the world by live stream from 10:00AM-5:00PM (EDT) on the United Nations World Oceans Day website ( with the content reshared on the social channels @unworldoceansday. [The UNWOD event will also incorporate a closing concert as part of the day’s programming from 4:30PM-5:30pm (EDT), featuring performances by international musicians including EARTHGANG, Angélique Kidjo, Bomba Estéreo, Little Dragon, Valerie June, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, and Penguin Cafe.]

The annual United Nations World Oceans Day event marks the kick-off “World Ocean Week” (June 7- June 13th) during which subsequent events hosted by members of the Friends of UN World Oceans Day platform and other ocean enthusiasts from around the world will continue the conversation surrounding the official theme of UN World Oceans Day 2021-

 The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.

An important week and the world’s oceans deserve our support in any way we can…Thank you for reading…x

27 thoughts on “World Ocean Week 7th-13th June…

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  2. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    A friend of ours was involved in the fishing industry his entire life, and decades ago he warned about over fishing. Sadly many people realize too late how devastating it can be, not only for the oceans, but for people’s livelihoods, when they over fish.

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  3. petespringerauthor

    We’re on vacation right now, and I’m sitting out on the deck looking out over Lake Superior and appreciating the beauty and wonder of water. I can’t help but think about all of the things humans add to the oceans, lakes, and rivers that harm the animals within.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Otis redding has just sprung to mind…I love that song…enjoy your vacation its sounds an idyllic spot to be…Enjoy and leave those thoughts for another day …:) x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It is indeed so we need to respect it..many don’t such a shame they will wonder why if anything really happens and it all goes to pot 🙂 x


  4. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    I love living by the sea and it is the most amazing life filled element of our planet.. but not treated in the way it should. Currents carry the detritus around the world depositing on all our beaches and with over fishing it means a vital food source may be in jeopardy for future generations. Thanks for highlighting today Carol.. hugsxx

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