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Today is World Oceans Day!

The ocean, in photos from EarthSky friends across the globe, in celebration of World Oceans Day 2016!

“Loggerhead sea turtle tracks at sunrise on Florida’s beautiful east coast.” Photo: Rachel Smith. Thanks Rachel!

World Oceans Day 2106 – a global day of ocean celebration – is today (June 8). It was first organized by the World Ocean Project in 2002 as a time to celebrate the oceans and take steps to protect ocean health. You can find out more here.

Happy World Oceans Day 2016 from Kristal Alamo-Moritz.

Happy World Oceans Day 2016 from Kristal Alamo-Moritz.

Summer showers near Galveston, Texas by Brett Stone.

Summer showers near Galveston, Texas by Brett Stone.

From Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, by Vladimir Zlvkovic.

From Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, by Vladimir Zlvkovic.

From the Great Ocean Road in Australia by Malck Coolen Photography.

From the Great Ocean Road in Australia by Malck Coolen Photography.

Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Breton Island Canada, by Tynski Photographic.

Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Breton Island Canada, by Tynski Photographic.

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, from the Georgia coast, by Greg Hogan.

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, from the Georgia coast, by Greg Hogan.

Glenn Miles Photography took this photo from the north coast of Northern Ireland.  Thank you, Glenn.

Glenn Miles Photography took this photo from the north coast of Northern Ireland. Thank you, Glenn.

Moraira, Spain by Marc Luscombe.

Moraira, Spain by Marc Luscombe.

Maine coast at sunrise by John Gravell.

Maine coast at sunrise by John Gravell.

Sunset in Truro, Massachusetts, looking toward Provincetown, by John Gravell.

Sunset in Truro, Massachusetts, looking toward Provincetown, by John Gravell.

The view from Fortune Island, Philippines, by Cielo Marie.

The view from Fortune Island, Philippines, by Cielo Marie.

From Bimini in the Bahamas by Gee Jarrett.

From Bimini in the Bahamas by Gee Jarrett.

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Bottom line: Ocean photos from EarthSky friends across the globe in celebration of World Oceans Day 2016.

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