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World Oceans Day And Why It’s Important

By Sophie and Lexie, Years 6 and 3

World Oceans day. Have you ever heard of it? Probably not. Well, then you probably don’t know what it’s about, which is where we come in. World oceans day is the day celebrating our oceans and the connection we have with them. But why is it so precious? We don’t always realize it, but our oceans hold the key to solving many of our troubles. For example, they provide a home for many of our beloved sea animals. Without our oceans these creatures would not have a place to live. How would it make you feel if your home was taken away? It wouldn’t be good, would it? So, Intrigued? Good.

So why should we care about world oceans day? Well here are some reasons we should recognise why our oceans matter.

If you have been listening to the news you might know about climate change. Well, if you didn’t know this already, climate change has a big impact on our oceans. Carbon. Do you know what it is? Well you probably do because it’s all over the news. The amount of Carbon we use is making our oceans warm up pretty quickly. I know what you’re thinking, if our oceans are warm we can swim without getting cold but no. with our oceans being warm it starts to create a big impact on climate change. Have you ever seen Antarctica and how big the ice is? Well, the water is so hot that it makes ice melt! I know, crazy right. But there’s more to it if the ice melts and falls into the water it makes the water rise which could take over whole countries and Islands.

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Did you know our oceans are home to 230,000 known species? A rough estimate suggests that because of the size of our oceans and how much area we have not yet explored, there could be many more species undiscovered. So have you ever wondered where the oxygen we breathe in comes from? Well if i asked you this and you only had 10 seconds to answer, I’m guessing you would say trees. And it’s not just you who would answer that question with that answer. Most people would. But did you know 70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by our oceans? This is a huge amount, and another super big reason why we should protect our oceans.

Help save oceans today, with the many websites that help clean or cool down our oceans and skies!

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Isla, From Year 6, is the Editor of Kegworth Times.

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