June 8 is World Oceans Day!
Oh thank goodness because I thought it was the 6th and hadn't written this post yet.
Here's the link.... And to quote, This is "our planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean held every June 8th. "
And so...what?: Well their suggestions include: "This year, we encourage you to reach out to young people in your community and help inspire them. The future of ocean conservation is in their hands!"
Yeah, I have a word or two for the brat who chases my seagulls!
More details.... Please check it out!
One catchphrase is "Wear Blue and Tell Two!"
Probably I'll be wearing blue---or aqua or some such ocean-y color. And I am always nagging about ocean/ beach awareness so I should be able to pull a thought out to share...hmmmm...
Well, here is one, something new to worry about!
Seahorses! We loooove seahorses, right? So adorable.
|collage art from|
black baroque on etsy
I very rarely find them on my beach: this one was plastic so I brought him home.
Here is another little soul, no longer living...
And a journal page with the only other seahorse skeleton I have ever found. And a tiny plastic charm also found on the beach....If you look closely, even the stamp has a seahorse, a red one.
|from my summer journal|
So I was surpised to read in my local paper that these creatures colonize eelgrass seaweed beds nearby! I thought they were tropical animals only, but no! Some live locally. And they are in danger of extinction, due to loss of habitate and careless "harvesting"!
|wonderful driftwood seahorse|
|also from black baroque, link above|
|coastal collage in my journal|
****gone to the beach****