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World Oceans Day

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    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Environment
  • Published
    10th Jun, 2021

Context

The world ocean day has been celebrated on 8 June.

  • On the same day a six-member team of young nauturalists which are termed as ‘Chennai’s own Ocean’s Six’ and explored five biodiversity hotspots and released it reports of biodiversity of these regions.
  • Pulicat Lagoon, Adyar Estuary, Kovalam-Muttukadu Backwaters, Odiyur-Mudhaliyarkuppam Lagoon, and Kaliveli Lake-Yedaiynthittu Estuary were explored.

About the explored places

Pulicat Lagoon

  • Pulicat Lagoon is the second largest brackish water lagoon in India, after Chilika Lake.

Adyar Estuary

  • The Adyar or Adayar, originating near the Chembarambakkam Lake in Kanchipuram district, is one of the three rivers which winds through Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, and joins the Bay of Bengal at the Adyar estuary.
  • The 42.5-kilometre long river contributes to the estuarine ecosystem of Chennai.

Kaliveli Lake

  • Kaliveli Lakeis a seasonal wetland, with a gradient from freshwater to brackish water, and is an important feeding and breeding ground on migratory bird flyway.
  • It is situated in Tamil Nadu.

About the World Ocean Day

  • The day is celebrated on 8 June as world ocean day.
  • It is celebrated under United Nations Environment Program.
  • The theme is The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.
  • The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans.