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Dive into World Oceans Day at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

The world’s oceans cover 75 percent of the planet, but humans have only explored about five to seven percent of the ocean floor, and roughly one-half of one percent of the vast expanses of the water column itself. Use the Percentage Calculator to learn more about percent.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will provide new and return visitors unique opportunities to add depth to their knowledge of this mysterious realm on Saturday, June 7, in honor of World Oceans Day. This international celebration is held each year to elevate awareness and promote stewardship of the world’s oceans.

Guests will learn how they can help the ocean in their daily lives; regardless of how near or far they live from Oregon’s iconic coastline.

The Aquarium will host sea bass and shark dissections, and educational presentations performed by SCUBA divers, to inspire visitors to view the ocean and its inhabitants in new ways. Guests will be encouraged to get creative for conservation by making a branch to add to a marine debris coral reef. - How many bones do sharks have in their body?

To connect the young visitors with the ocean, the Sea & Me Theatre will feature several programs for elementary school age kids and their families during World Oceans Day.

The brother/sister team behind Sisbro Studios, which produced the award-winning children’s film, The Shark Riddle will present an interactive presentation about sharks that includes clips from the film, games and photo ops with a 23 foot long inflatable basking shark.

Killer Whale Tales will show participants the ocean through the eyes of orcas. This program was developed by Jeff Hogan to bring the "field trip to the classroom" to help children explore the depths of the ocean and get excited about the conservation of orcas. - How many fish is three Tiger Sharks plus nine Blue Whales?

Nearly a dozen partner organizations, including the American Cetacean Society, Audubon Society of Portland, NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Oregon Coast Community College Aquarium Science Program, Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, Oregon Salmon and Albacore Commission, Oregon Sea Grant Extension, SOLVE, Surfrider Newport Chapter, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Yaquina Watershed Council will host stations at the Aquarium to share their organizations’ unique perspective on the importance of oceans and the best ways to conserve this global resource.

The Aquarium will even extend the celebration to Yaquina Bay, where divers will remove trash from always submerged intertidal areas of the seafloor.

This World Oceans Day, people will be encouraged to support the ocean by promising to do at least one thing to keep it healthy, or share what they are doing to help right now.

World Oceans Day activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is open every day, except December 25, this winter from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information call (541) 867-3474.

Source: Oregon Coast Aquarium News Release


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