Wednesday, August 18, 2010
World Ocean Day 2010
On June 6th, Sean Russell, "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project Coordinator teamed up with staff at Mote Marine Laboratory to run a booth on sustainable fishing practices at Mote's World Ocean Day Celebration. World Ocean Day is an event designed to raise awareness of our planet's oceans and encourage people to work together to protect these important ecosystems. Through this educational display, children of all ages had the chance to decorate the aquarium with their own posters on protecting marine wildlife. Families attending also were able to learn about the negative impact fishing line can have on wildlife, and about the importance of recycling used fishing line. Check out the pictures from the event below! For more information on World Ocean Day visit: http://www.theoceanproject.org/wod/.