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World Oceans Day!

In 2008, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly was officially declared June 8th to be annually commemorated as the World Oceans Day. It’s about time, UN! And this year the theme is: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet. What can’t be more important than having a healthy planet for us and the future generation?

Google Indonesia also celebrates the day by providing images of underwater street view from Karimun Jawa (Java) to Raja Ampat (West Papua) as you can view in Google Underwater Street View. Thanks to XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Chagos Conservation Trust, for their cooperation with Google Indonesia, from now on we can enjoy Indonesia’s underwater view without getting wet.

Plastic as new "corals"

Plastic as new “corals”, a vivid memory of my scuba diving

I wrote a post in early 2014 after learning how we have polluted our oceans with unused plastic products. I have witnessed some plastic wastes have become residents of our ocean. It’s sad and disturbing because they are the silent enemies to the native residents. Additionally, is our seafood free from plastic contamination? Below is the link the post, it is old but the topic is still relevant for today’s special event to support healthy oceans.

Oceans of Plastic Waste: When Humans Make the Waste that Nature Can’t Digest*

Have a wonderful World Oceans Day, and let’s save our seas 🙂


  1. that’s an awesome looking seahorse. i’ve been to karimun jawa and enjoyed it tremendously, but yet to have a chance to explore raja ampat. someday, someday.

    • Hi Rudy, lucky you to have visited Karimun Jawa! I have never been there – hopefully someday 🙂 Raja Ampat is fantastic and relatively unspoiled 🙂 Thank you for your kind comments – I am trying to catch up responding all comments 🙂 cheers!

  2. We all feel ocean is so big, a small thing here and there what difference it will make to its water and ecosystem, but everybody thinks in the same way and the ocean ecosystem is in danger and many species life endangered.
    Such days are important to build awareness for the next generation to understand the ecosystem better and protect the nature.

  3. “Earth has for everyone’s need but not for anyone’s greed!”

    Great photos Indah… You are always wonderful 🙂

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