It’s World Oceans Day today, which means folk all over the planet are celebrating our oceans and how to protect them for the future.
Only 2.8 per cent of the world’s oceans are protected (compared to 10 to 15 per cent of land). Without the ocean, life on earth would not be able to exist.
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So how can you help? There are hundreds of places in the world where you can take part in marine conservation projects – from tracking whales’ migration patterns in Australia to releasing baby turtles into the wild.
Interested in helping the environment abroad? Read on…
TRACKING HUMPBACK WHALES IN AUSTRALIA
Moreton Bay Marine Park near Brisbane in Australia is home to a healthy population of humpback whales but their population has stopped growing. Scientists are trying to discover what is causing this shift – whether its urban development or warmer waters.
You can help the crew study these whales for four days – by recording underwater sounds, collect whale spray and conducting other surveys to analyse the whales’ behaviour.
Find our more information on the Earthwatch Institute website.