HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY!!!
I've enjoyed the luxury of many bodies of water in my life thus far..
played on the shores, swam, fished ,photographed..
I never tire of water..
whether it be a mere trickle in the deep woods..
later turning into a stream, to a creek, to a river..
always seeking their own..the ocean.
I have walked the beaches of both the Atlantic and pacific Oceans,
frolicked all my life from childhood and beyond..
on sugary white sands,...
romped in the waves of the Gulf of Mexico..
have sailed the Florida Straits where the Gulf and the Atlantic waters meet, mingle..
across the big pond,
beyond Gibraltar's bold welcome to the Mediterranean Sea..
onward,inward ,ferried up the Bosphorous to the Black Sea,,
always..the water..calls to me..
I answer..but with tear filled eyes..
as stare ....
seeing beyond the diamond sparklies on the surface....
to the dangers lurking below..
I've seen pollution from many sources..
all of which lead, in one way or another ..
back to man..
it is our duty to reverse the cyle..
beginning right now,this very instant!
clean up our act..
stop the pollution..
whatever goes in with you..take it back out!
take your memories ..leaving footprints instead.
it's just that simple! be responsible for your actions..
just like Smokey the Bear said:
Only you can prevent a forest fire!..
Only you can prevent pollution!
never throw anything overboard..
especially single use plastics..
(styrofoam cups,plastic bottles/caps,tiny hard plastic toys.etc)...
underwater inhabitatants see it as food!
Colorful,bobbing, enticing FOOD
Especially sea turtles when seeing a floating bag...,
thinking it to be a jellyfish..
their favorite food .. they go for it..
either becoming entangled or if ingested..
literally die when the bag cannot be eliminated!
sadly it is those bits of plastic..
which are the leading causes of death of many creatures..
Other ways you can become involved to prevent pollution..
beginning on the land,....
your actions today will directly impact the oceans for better or worse tomorrow..
every little effort helps! Do your part!
- Plant trees and shrubs.
- Learn everything you can by going to presentations, reading, and doing research.
- Volunteer to help out at animal shelters, humane societies, or rescue organizations.
- Pick up garbage you see on the ground and throw it in a trash can.
- Share what you know with others through pictures, letters, and stories.
Enjoy your day, in your world, your way on this beautiful planet we call home!
Let's all toast the sea with a big glass of icy cold WATER!
linking with Crazy Cris the Cruising Chick