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June is National Oceans Month

On June 2nd President Bush proclaimed June National Oceans Month.
“We have a solemn responsibility to care for our seas and show concern for the plant and animal life that inhabit them. Oceans bring enjoyment and prosperity to countless people, from boating and fishing, to transporting goods, to traveling the waterways. By being good stewards of the oceans, we can ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the great blessings of our natural heritage. “

From the World Wildlife Fund:

So what you can do to celebrate National Oceans Month?

# If you are at the coast this weekend, do something positive to conserve the ocean by reducing your impact on the marine environment – perhaps organize a beach clean-up, or reduce-reuse-recycle any waste you have, as climate change is having a significant impact on the world’s oceans and the marine biodiversity they support
# Use the opportunity to learn more about the oceans by reading our Marine experts blog and comment on the topic being discussed
# Upload your images of the World’s oceans on the Wave Forward Flickr page
# Join the WWF Conservation Action Network
# Join the WWF Wildlife Rescue Team
# Discover your inner fish and how you can make a difference by purchasing sustainable seafood

Visit the World Wildlife Fund’s Wave Forward Site to interactively learn about conservation of our planets Marine Environments

Pendergrass Library carries a variety of resources on ocean species, environment, conservation, and history

The lost fleet : a Yankee whaler’s struggle against the Confederate Navy and Arctic disaster / Marc Songini.
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Ag-Vet. Med Library / Stacks: SH383.2 .S66 2007

The end of the line : how overfishing is changing the world and what we eat / Charles Clover.
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Ag-Vet. Med Library / Stacks: SH327.5 .C58 2006

In a perfect ocean : the state of fisheries and ecosystems in the North Atlantic Ocean / Daniel Pauly and Jay
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Ag-Vet. Med Library / Stacks: SH213.2 .P38 2003

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