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June 8, 2009

Happy World Oceans Day

Happy World Oceans Day!I hope you’ve got your toes nestled in some sandy beach right now, but if, like most of us, you’re simply daydreaming about it, check out these juicy bits of ocean celebration:1. The winner of our ocean hero contest is John Halas, who developed an environmentally friendly anchor and mooring buoy system that prevents damage to coral reefs. Read more about John and see a slideshow of photos from his career protecting coral reefs. Congrats, John!2. Our European colleagues have posted an Oceana TV special for WOD.3. Oceana board member Ted Danson’s commentary for CNN.com. He looks back on how he got into ocean conservation and why he’s still at it more than 20 years later.4. Grist’s sassy redhead, Umbra, has a special WOD video on how to eat sustainable seafood. The video’s star expert? Oceana’s chief scientist Mike Hirshfield, of course.5. Check out the screening times/locations for the End of the Line, narrated by Ted Danson. 6. Last but not least, check out the Wavemaker honor roll, the photo album of our activists who have taken 3 or more actions to protect the oceans. 7. Chairman of Oceana’s board, Keith Addis, has a post today on “Why Waxman-Markey Matters to the Oceans,” at the Huffington Post.