November – Marine Adventure
The month of November is known as Marine Adventure where we dive into the Sea to learn about Coral Reefs and their significance for the World.
At a fundamental level, marine life affects the nature of the planet. Marine organisms, mostly microorganisms, produce oxygen and sequester carbon. Marine life in part shape and protect shorelines, and some marine organisms even help create new land (e.g., coral building reefs).
We need clean and healthy oceans to support our own health and survival, even if we don’t live anywhere near them. Each and every one of us can make a difference. It’s time to take action! Think about which threats to the oceans concern you the most or think about which ocean plants, animal species, habitats or ecosystems you want to conserve, protect and restore locally and globally. Here are just a few actions you can undertake:
1. Conserve: campaign to prevent the pollution of a local coastal environment or reduce use of plastics so that less of it ends up in our oceans.
2. Protect: help protect an ecosystem or species by campaigning to have it protected by your government’s laws or international policies.
3. Restore: take part in beach clean-ups, and involve others, including the youth.