INFOGRAPHIC: How Oceans Power Our Wallets, Health, and Planet

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“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.”

Jacques Cousteau

Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, or Southern—all these oceans are central to the survival of both humans and Earth. Sadly, only 3.4 percent of our world’s oceans are under some form of protection.

Be it our weather, climate, medicine, or food, the oceans affect so many important aspects of our lives. Check out the infographic below to see just why our oceans are worth protecting, and who is coming up with creative new ways to do it.

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With the myriad of benefits the oceans offer us, and the rest of the earth, it’s important we work to protect them in any way we can. World Oceans Day is June 8 this year, so join us in celebrating the organizations and ocean nonprofits that are already making waves.

Surfrider’s San Diego chapter will be taking over all of our social media channels on World Oceans Day. They’ll be discussing different ways we can all do our part, so be sure to tune into our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. The takeover begins at 3 P.M. PST on June 8 and will last until 6 P.M. PST, with a special Facebook Live event at 5:30 P.M. PST.



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