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June - National Ocean Month

National Ocean Month is celebrated every June to raise awareness about the importance of oceans and the need to protect them. This month is an opportunity to highlight the crucial role that oceans play in our lives, including providing food, regulating the Earth's climate, and supporting biodiversity. 

Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface and are home to a vast array of life, from tiny plankton to massive whales. However, they face many threats, including overfishing, pollution, and climate change, which can have devastating effects on marine life and ocean ecosystems. 

The goal of National Ocean Month is to raise awareness about these challenges and the need for conservation and protection efforts. This includes promoting sustainable fishing practices, reducing plastic waste in the oceans, and supporting efforts to address climate change. 

During National Ocean Month, people can participate in a variety of events and activities to raise awareness, including beach cleanups, educational seminars, and ocean-themed community events. In addition, individuals can take steps to reduce their impact on the oceans, such as reducing plastic use, conserving water, and supporting sustainable fishing practices. 

Each month we will highlight a marine safety issue important to Florida and the mariners.  From invasive species to endangered marine life, each month we bring you an important article on marine safety and environmental protection.