June 8 is World Oceans Day, Oceans of Life, Nature at Work

With Gulf Oil Spill continuing, there could be no better reminder of the fragility of our eco-systems and the importance of water in all forms on World Oceans Day, June 8.

As a way to mark World Oceans Day, "Oceana and partners Nautica, West Marine, Planet Green and GQ announced the adult and junior winners of the second annual Ocean Heroes Contest. Jay Holcomb, Executive Director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center, was voted the adult Ocean Hero and The Shark Finatics, a group of students from the Green Chimneys School in Brewster, New York, were voted the Junior Ocean Heroes."


Doing its bit on this official United Nations holiday, Nautica 360 Blog shares that "starting at 9:00 am, employees will embark on an all day clean up of the Hudson River at the Gansevoort Peninsula and shoreline using nets to pick up and skim debris. The Hudson River Park Trust is dedicated to improving the park’s Estuarine Sanctuary through public education, research and habitat enhancements."

Technology lends a helping hand with Toulouse based CLS tracking:

  7000 birds, terrestrial and marine animals fitted with Argos transmitters

  The movement of ocean currents all over the world thanks to the Jason satellite

  The Strength and the direction of the wind on the ocean of the world

Check the CLS Videos showing their work in progress.

Life and nature on the move for Green Day # 131

Previously: FRESH Week, Farm to Table Dinners in Boston and Cambridge, June 7 to 17

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50 States of Jell-O, America, Map it Good with Bompas and Parr

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Not 48 not 52, Fifty States of Jell-O, a swell map of the USA. Call this Jell-O Map of America by Bompas and Parr food art if you wish. Not sure it's edible! ( * photographed live and on the scene by Mark Dye) Thanks to Stacey at illustrationweb for getting us clearance to use this inspirational piece.
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Play Games With Tao, Work on Your French, Thanks to RMN Museums

Jun 8
Can you beat that, play an online game, learn a few things about Taoism and improve your French, all at once thanks to this little Tao Game created by RMN Museums in France. The board game was dreamed up as part of Tao, Another Way of Being an exhibit showing until July 5, 2010 at Galeries nationales, Grand Palais in Paris.