World Oceans Day (08/06)

June 8 marks an important environmental holiday - World Oceans Day.

The idea of establishing this date was voiced at the Summit "Planet Earth", which took place in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Since that time, the holiday is celebrated annually on June 8 by everyone who has even the most distant relation to the oceans. Today, ecologists, ichthyologists and employees of many zoos, aquariums, dolphinariums coordinate their efforts in order to protect the rights of the inhabitants of the deep sea and a stable ecological situation.

In 2008, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided (resolution No. A/RES/63/111) that starting from 2009 the holiday will be officially celebrated.