Taking place on 8 June each year, World Oceans Day is a day when the world celebrates and honours our blue planet. This year’s goal is to call on world leaders to protect 30% of our oceans by the year 2030—an initiative referred to as 30×30. Get involved by signing the petition and start appreciating the deep blue by diving into our top five virtual underwater experiences:
Meet the manatees
Get to know hundreds of manatees, aka. sea cows, as they ‘moooooove’ through the Three Sisters Springs wildlife park in Florida.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/0UBI_L8gSaQ
Face-off with a hammerhead shark
Come face-to-face with a great hammerhead shark in the Bahamas, just 57 miles east of Miami, Florida, and be sure to watch till 1:39 for a toothy JAWS moment.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/rG4jSz_2HDY
Swim with wild dolphins
Join a smiley pod of spotted wild dolphins as they glide through the water perfectly in sync, with the occasional squeak, trill and whistle.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/9_XPYtyiMWE
Hang out with turtles
Get up close and personal with green turtles from Sipadan, Malaysia, as they stare back with their signature look of disapproval.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/8EtfihvMLyQ
Fly with manta rays
See more than 50 manta rays feed on plankton just off the coast of Mexico as they glide and ’fly’ majestically through the water.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/T9iIIDMJYjA
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