World Oceans Day 2020: Theme, need for sustainable oceans, pics, and more

The theme of World Oceans Day 2020 is 'Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean'. The oceans are facing unprecedented pressures from factors ranging from pollution to climate change

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World Oceans Day. Photo: Shutterstock

BS Web Team New Delhi
Oceans cover 71 per cent of the Earth’s surface, and they hold 97 per cent of our planet’s water. World Oceans Day, celebrated across the world on June 8, is an annual event designed to encourage people to celebrate the oceans and take steps to protect ocean health.

With the ongoing issues related to water bodies, such as plastic waste, decreasing level of water, impurities in water and others, it is the utmost necessity to preserve and conserve our oceans. They are the lungs of our planet and provide most of the oxygen we breathe. Being a major source of food and medicines, oceans are needed to be preserved for their beauty and wealth.

World Oceans Day 2020 theme


First Published: Jun 08 2020 | 08:20 AM IST

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