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World Oceans Day at Aquarium

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher celebrates World Oceans Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 11.

Aquarium staff and marine wildlife experts will help visitors better understand the power we all have to protect the ocean. Throughout the day, guests can play and learn at Education Stations. Hands-on activities include a “Red-Hat” craft in honor of ocean explorer and conservationist Jacque Cousteau and much more. In addition, guests can learn more about the benefits of cutting down on the use of plastics. Plastics in the ocean harm marine life like sea turtles and can damage habitats.

World Oceans Day activities support a healthy ocean and help people get involved in supporting solutions like clean energy choices, trash-free coasts, sustainable seafood and more.

The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network began coordinating this event in 2002. The United Nations officially began recognizing June 8 as World Oceans Day in 2008.

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