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World Oceans Day is June 8, a celebration and reminder of the ocean and the need to protect it and the life it carries.

What is the world’s largest source of protein, the source of 80 percent of the air we breathe, and covers 70 percent of the planet? The ocean.

NYC ABC-TV Local Affiliate Helps Celebrate World Oceans Day

Almost 40 percent of the world’s oceans have been impacted by pollution and over 100,000 marine creatures have lost their lives through plastic entanglement.

Even though we live on land, we need the ocean to live, and its up to us to help protect the animals who live in it as well.