Despite my State of the Oceans address, nobody died and made me president of the oceans. There’s a lot of other great stuff out there today.
Videos … ah, videos. I could start an entire blog with ocean videos, but I found this one to be beautiful and exceptionally informative for a 3-minute video with no speaking.
And you have to check out the video of the two-minute dancing “splash mob” that hit the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in D.C. yesterday. It’s hysterical.
In terms of reading material, Huffington Post has run a couple of commentaries. M. Sanjayan, lead scientist with the Nature Conservancy, expands on the idea that ocean-derived products are all around us. And Vikki Spruill, the CEO of Ocean Conservancy, says she’s looking for a sea change and wonders what it will take to raise awareness about the ocean.
‘Where’s the Beach?!’ Center for American Progress takes the opportunity to write about the threats that sea level rise poses to coastal communities – human and otherwise (an issue near and dear to my heart).
National Geographic offers suggestions for 10 things you can do to save the ocean. Likewise, TreeHugger lists 5 easy and fun ways to celebrate World Oceans Day while making a difference. Surprisingly, there’s very little overlap.
And finally, Enric Sala will celebrate the day with a live webcast of The Last Wild Places in the Ocean at 6:30pm.
If you’re wondering why ocean luminaries like Sylvia Earle, Carl Safina, and Julia Whitty don’t appear in this list, well … it’s because I haven’t seen anything from them yet. Let me know if you do, and I’ll do the same.