We did it! After three years and thousands of petitions, the United Nations has officially declared June 8 as World Oceans Day. As you know, the UN designated June 8 as World Oceans Day in 1992, but every year since then organizations, schools, aquariums and ocean advocates have unofficially celebrated that day. Now, thanks to a new resolution, the designation is official every year as of this year. Thanks and congratulations to all of you who helped get the UN to listen.
It's undeniably significant that one of the world's most powerful governing bodies has decided to take a day to celebrate the bounty and beauty of our seas. Our hope is that this designation encourages people to appreciate all the oceans have to offer, every day of the year.
Mark June 8 as World Oceans Day on your calendar - and stay tuned for more on what we have in store for the special day.
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