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It’s World Oceans Day. Your favorite ocean photos, right here

Thanks for all in the EarthSky community who contributed these photos. The focus of World Oceans Day 2018 is plastic pollution.

Paulo P. Pereira of Torres Vedras, Lisbon, Portugal, captured this image on June 5, 2018.

World Oceans Day – a global day of ocean celebration – takes place every year on June 8. The World Ocean Project first organized the day in 2002 as a time to celebrate the oceans and take steps to protect ocean health. This year’s action focus is the same as the focus as 2018’s Earth Day: plastic pollution in the oceans.

Find out more about World Oceans Day

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

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

West Bay, Dorset, at sunset. Image via Roger Morgan.

“Into the Bay of Bengal” by Karthik Easvur.

Tommy Richardsen Photography in Nordreisa, in northern Norway, captured this image of ice melting in the Norwegian Sea in May, 2018. He wrote: “Magic of May. Close to 7 hours of good weather conditions for photography, rain, fog, mist, sunlight and crazy clouds, all one can ask for. :)” D810, 15mm.

Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, California. Photo via Kristal Alaimo-Moritz Klear.

Twilight at Waimanalo Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, on June 4, 2017, via Chantel Dunlap.

Summer showers near Galveston, Texas by Brett Stone.

Summer showers near Galveston, Texas, by Brett Stone.

San Francisco Bay by Matt Snow.

From Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, by Vladimir Zlvkovic.

From Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, by Vladimir Zlvkovic.

York Beach, Maine, by Kevin Pratt.

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

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

“Seawater inlet of Indian Ocean where two seas of different texture meet!” by Sima Sweet.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Bottom line: Ocean photos from EarthSky friends across the globe in celebration of World Oceans Day 2018.

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