174: World Oceans Day

On June 8 we celebrate World Oceans Day to recognize our relationship with the ocean through global connection. A recent survey conducted by The Ocean Project indicates that public awareness of ocean issues in the United States has not advanced at all over a ten-year period, despite consistent efforts by conservation, ocean, and other environmental organizations to inform and educate. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will ask, "What is Ocean Day meant to do?" and, "What does it take for the will of the people to coalesce around a single issue, to be informed and changed into a voice for change?"

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Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.