Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

Otters

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS, Northern river otter on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Otter = a semiaquatic fish-eating mammal of the weasel family, with an elongated body, dense fur, and webbed feet. Key Links otter.org World Otter Day ywpf.org/world-otter-day-2020 Embedded Tweets When you ask your 18th c. illustrator for an otter but get back something otterly terrifying …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. Celebrations February 2 World Wetlands Day World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day World Water Day June …

World Oceans Day

Poster June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos, #SaveOurOcean Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeanehe About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International …

Swim Links

Photo: Sancha FernandezOcean Bath Links related to swimming presented in somewhat random fashion: Elsewhere on the Web swimacrossamerica.org https://swimquest.uk.com Looking to book your next #swimmingholiday? From #travelinsurance to #quarantine … we answer your questions: https://t.co/NWJBJPu002 @outdoor_swimmer @abtotmembers @ABTOT_UK @Feefo_Official pic.twitter.com/qGdre6KdOY — SwimQuest Holidays (@SwimQuesters) June 21, 2020 Vox Buzzword Bingo Googles – Swim Cap – …

Drought

Buzzwords Drought = A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall Questions How will we know when the drought is over? Elsewhere on the Web drought.gov/drought droughtmonitor.unl.edu Recommended Listening Red Marauder – A history of drought in Australia – Europeans have been living in Australia for over 200 years, and it has taken us that long …

Mist

Buzzwords Mist = a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that limits visibility. Embedded Tweets Mist – noun: a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that limits visibility. What this definition doesn’t say is just how beautiful …

Ocean Month

Photo: GSFC June is Ocean Month Hashtags: #OceanMonth #MesDeLosOcéanos Key Links https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/aa-updates/world-ocean-month-061418.html https://www.census.gov/newsroom/stories/2020/ocean-month.html Embedded Tweets Este jueves a las 4:00 p.m por la página de Facebook de Parques Nacionales, nuestra directora Julia Miranda, en compañía de líderes ambientales de otros países, dialogará sobre CMAR, la iniciativa de conservación marino costera. #MesDeLosOcéanos. pic.twitter.com/nhWQaDcPEZ — Parques Nacionales …

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Photo: Henrik Johansson, Great Ocean Road The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for …