Today is World Ocean Day.
The ocean is the giver and taker of life. The vast majority of all human life is situated along ocean coastlines for a good reason. It provides ample food, salts, minerals. The rivers which run to it provide us with fresh water for drinking, cleaning, cooking and industry.
Even the smallest ocean creatures like Plankton play a vital role in maintaining the careful balance which has kept the life functioning on Earth for millennia.
Yet we, humans, are rapidly and permanently destroying marine ecosystems and biodiversity.
In Western Australia our state government’s is slaughtering beautiful Tiger Sharks as part of an ineffectual and unpopular shark-cull policy. Not to mention the global epidemic that is shark-finning. Continue reading World Ocean Day #100daysofblogging #day6