The story many people might take away about the ocean is that it is beautiful, audibly soothing and perhaps, a top destination to tan. The part that might often get left out are the less-than-peachy realities, such as the annual by-catch deaths of small whales, dolphins and porpoises exceeding 300,000 or that plastic pieces now outnumber sea life by 6 to 1. And according to one organization working toward bringing these oceanic issues to light, Sea ● Thos Foundation, of recent it's reported that there is now radioactive seawater currently floating around post-earthquaked Japan.
From overfishing to habitat degradation and more, the Sea ● Thos Foundation exists to give the ocean a voice and promote education and awareness of the human impact on the world's oceans. The Venice Beach-based organization derives its name partly from 'ethos,' a Greek word, which denotes beliefs or ideals that characterize community.
Do you know the impact you are having on your ocean community? Do you wanna help? Better yet, this coming Earth Day (April 22) get involved by learning more about that beautiful living thing covering 70 percent of your planet and check out the work behind Sea ● Thos Foundation.
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