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World Aquatic Animal Day is an annual day dedicated to aquatic animals.
History of World Aquatic Animal Day
The event’s purpose is to bring attention to the importance of aquatic animals as well as their ecosystems. Due to the endangerment brought upon by human interactions.
When is the event?
This event is celebrated every year on April 3. 2021’s celebration will be the second year of this event.
What is the purpose of the event?
Bring awareness and support to protect our aquatic environment.
The theme for 2021 World Aquatic Animal Day will be “The Impact of Human Activities on Aquatic Animals”.
Facts about Marine Life & Ecosystem:
Current Oceanic Threats:
As the ocean absorbs Co2 the PH has become more acidic. This leads to marine life not being able to produce shells and the current ones dissolving in its wake.
Depletes marine species and marine resources (corals, algae, predators, etc).
The way commercial fishing is sanctioned disrupts the natural marine ecosystem, since non targeted species get caught in the large nets and killed as a byproduct of these actions.
Ways to Celebrate World Aquatic Animal Day :
Watch Ocean Documentaries:
Getting educated about aquatic animals doesn’t have to be boring. Learning from film crews that have been deep-sea diving can be a thrilling way to see, enjoy and appreciate the myriad of animals that live in the water.
Here some of top documentaries to watch:
Mission Blue on Netflix
The Blue Planet I & II on BBC iPlayer
Our Planet on Netflix
Night on Earth on Netflix
Sharkwater Extinction on Amazon Prime
Dolphin Reef on Disney+
Chasing Coral on Netflix
A Plastic Ocean on Netflix
My Octopus Teacher
Seaspiracy on Netflix
Read Ocean Conservation Books:
The World Is Blue by Sylvia A. Earle
Planet Ocean by Patricia Newman
Beneath the Surface by John Hargrove
Marine Biology by Peter Castro
Orca: The Whale Called Killer by Erich Hoyt
Sea Change by Sylvia A. Earle
Host World Aquatic Day Event:
Everyone loves a party!
Host a viewing of an Ocean documentary, of course, theme the event with food that represents and protects the oceans. Find sustainable gear to offer as party favours & decorations.
Follow, Support & Donate to Marine Conservation Projects:
Ask questions about where your Fish is sourced.
Reduce use of Plastic
Plant a Tree
Reduce Co2 emissions
Vote Locally, speak with your political representatives
Volunteer in Local, National or International Conservation & Protection Projects
Educate & Bring Awareness to others