June 8th marks World Ocean Day, an event which was first proposed back in 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit.

In December 2008, the United Nations officially recognised June 8th as World Ocean Day and added an “s” making it “World Oceans Day.”

The World Ocean Day website states: “The 2021 Conservation Action Focus is protecting at least 30% of our blue planet for a healthy ocean and climate.”

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World Ocean Day Quotes

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”
 – Jacques Cousteau

“The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean
– Beyoncé Knowles

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“We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? – a world without whales. It’s too terrible to imagine”
– Pierce Brosnan

“We know that when we protect our oceans we’re protecting our future”
– Bill Clinton

“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea”
– Sylvia Earle

“Ocean is a mighty harmonist”
– William Wordsworth

“Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly”
– Van Morrison

“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much”
– Robin Lee Graham

“The sea does not like to be restrained”
– Rick Riordan

“See that line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me”
– Moana

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean”
– Arthur C. Clarke

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“That’s when I make a wish to swim away with the fish”
– Miley Cyrus

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World Ocean Day Instagram captions

Take me to the ocean

I need some vitamin sea

I was mer-made to be by the ocean

Sea la vie!

Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter take it from me

You, me, and the sea

Saying hello to the plenty of fish in the sea

On the lookout for a mermaid

Feeling free by the sea

Hanging out with Ariel

This is the sea-son for me!

Now I know why Moana loved the sea so much…

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