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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Join The Oceanic Big Five In June

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8th, swimmers, sailors, surfers, paddlers and divers can get together and be part of the Oceanic Big Five - the top five sports communities that use the ocean.

Doug Woodring explains, "Get a group together and create a cleanup in your favorite section of water, coast or reef. Let us know what you cleaned with a few photos and the estimated weight or number of bags collected, and send the information to info@oceanrecov.orginfo@oceanrecov.org). You can do this cleanup anytime in the month of June in honor of the ocean.

If you can't do a cleanup, you can also go out and 'See-Share-Solve' with the Global Alert Platform and app to track trash hotspots anywhere in the world's waters and coastlines. Your information and geotagging of sites can make a big difference, so please spread the word with www.globalalert.org.

For more information, visit Ocean Recovery Alliance.

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