World Ocean Day is being celebrated across the world today i.e. on 08 June. World Oceans Day is observed every year on 08 June by the United Nations and international law. As we all know that about 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans. The purpose behind celebrating World Oceans Day is to create awareness about the benefits of sea in human life. The role of oceans in our life is very much. Ocean currents keep the planet warm by providing us with 50 percent oxygen. Plants, animals and other huge creatures also live in the salt water of the ocean. We get different types of life saving and anti-cancer medicines from the sea. On the occasion of on Tuesday, 8 June, the United Nations (UN) has called for sustainable efforts to save the oceans and stop plastic pollution.

June 8 is World Oceans Day. From eating local, sustainable fish to stopping plastic pollution, we all have a role to play in saving the ocean," the United Nations said. This is the second year of a completely virtual celebration of the United Nations World Oceans Day due to the coronavirus pandemic that swept the world last year. The UN has asked people to participate in the virtual event through a link>Let us tell that today more than 90 percent of the fish population is on the verge of extinction. At the same time, 50 percent of the coral rock-grade is being lost. In such a situation, we all have to stop exploiting the sea. To protect and conserve the ocean, we have to strike a new balance. The UN says that today all of us governments around the world need to build a relationship with the ocean that is useful for the ocean and life inside it.

If you are still unaware of the history of World Ocean Day, then let us tell you that in 1992 the first Earth Summit was organized in Rio de Janeiro. The event is organized annually to raise awareness about the important role played by the sea in human life and the important ways people can help save it. Many creatures make their living in the ocean and keeping this in mind, the main focus of this year will be on the life and livelihood of the sea. The theme of World Oceans Day 2021 is 'The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods'.
History of World Oceans Day Oceans
Day was first proposed on 8 June 1992 at the Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro, a parallel event at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). However in 2008 the United Nations General Assembly resolved that 8 June would be designated as "World Oceans Day" by the United Nations. The first World Oceans Day was celebrated in the year 2009 with the theme 'Our Oceans, Our Responsibility'. The United Nations said the oceans are considered the lungs of the planet, an important part of the biosphere and a major source of food and medicine. The day aims to inform and educate the public about the impact of human actions on the oceans, to develop a worldwide movement of citizens and to unite the world's population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans.