Today is World Oceans Day and if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about and whether that one piece of plastic you just threw away really matters, consider this statement from the United Nations:
The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.
Here are a few images taken from around Indonesia – at 54,716km the country with the second-longest coastline in the world (Canada’s number one, with a coastline that stretches 202,080km). Let’s treasure this place, this deep blue world.