Plastic debris in the ocean degrades marine habitats and contributes to the deaths of many marine animals. Organize a neighborhood team for a quarterly clean up day along lakes, streams and the beach. Floating plastic often resembles food to many marine birds, sea turtles and marine mammals, which has been found to choke or starve them because their digestive systems get blocked when they eat it.
CONTROLLING PLASTIC WASTE STARTS AT YOUR FRONT DOOR
Eliminate Plastic Waste - Protect Marine Life "Dinner" Painting by Evie Fernandez
EAT SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD.
Global fisheries are on the verge of collapse. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), three quarters of the world’s fisheries are now overexploited, fully exploited, significantly depleted or recovering from overexploitation. Be a smart shopper and check your favorite seafood restaurant or fish market to ensure fish is harvested from sustainable fisheries and only eat sustainably caught seafood.
Be watchful of shark fin soups that can cause pressure on shark fisheries to catch more shark.
Read the label: check cosmetics or jewelry that contain fish products: i.e. shark squalene and jewelry made of coral. These products may be linked to unsustainable fishing methods and the destruction of entire ecosystems.
Spread the word!
Tell your friends and family to urge the United Nations to officially declare June 8th World Ocean Day.
For more information about the World's Oceans go to Oceana.Org
ORIGINAL Fine Art by Beach Cities local Artists, Artisans and Musicians from the South Orange County Coast, CA - San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, the Laguna's, the Viejo's and the Rancho's