“The ocean contains nearly 200,000 identified species, but actual numbers may be in the millions. Globally, the market value of marine and coastal resources and industries is estimated at US$3 trillion per year, about 5% of global GDP. Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.” wildlifeday.org
Celebrate them …
Migrating Grey Whales – Katy Pye
Sea turtle crawl track, Juno Beach FL 4/20/2014. Photo by Adrienne McCracken, Loggerhead Marine Life Center.
Bottlenose Dolphin – NASA
Harbor seal pup – Katy Pye
Diver and coral
Great White shark
Protect them from harm
BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion #2 April 20, 2010
photo: Blair Witherington
Strong pictures — thanks for posting.
Thanks, Maureen. Some are very close to my heart.