Mermaids from USA, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Israel, Egypt, UK and Australia broadcast live from around the world on June 8th, World Ocean Day. “We have mermaids live in tails interviewing experts at global facilities on WOD. These interviews will be presented to over 25,000 classrooms through our partnership with CILC (Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration),” comments Jeff Weiner, CEO of Fins Magazine.
The live video interviews will highlight several animals including: the American Eel at the Toronto Zoo, Sea Turtles at Sea Turtle Inc., Stingrays at Ripley Aquarium in Canada, Coral Reefs at Jenkins’s Aquariums and little penguins from the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
This is a free live event for everyone. “We are here to help. There is a strong global community of mermaids. The magic of mermaids in tails helps broaden audiences, raise awareness of important issues and present a voice for the sea,” continued Mr. Weiner. “We at Fins Magazine are excited to bring this event to the general public and hope to demonstrate that Mermaids can and should be part of conservation and environmental awareness efforts.
” Man and Sea Week ” takes place every year near International Oceans Day (8.6). This year will be held this week between the dates 5.6.21 and 12.6 and during it there will be experiential activities for the whole family at the sites of the Nature and Parks Authority: Go National Achziv, Tel Dor National Park, Dor Habonim Nature Reserve, Tel Ashkelon National Park.
This year, too, Man and Sea Week will deal with the idea that the declaration of marine nature reserves is a key tool for ensuring the health and function of Israel’s marine nature. The shores of Israel are home to a unique sea, characterized by a variety of marine animals and plants and a special variety of underwater landscapes and marine archeology. The sea of Israel is under heavy fishing pressure and half of coastal and marine infrastructure and its future is in danger. Studies from around the world, as well as studies conducted by the Nature and Parks Authority in combination with the best marine researchers in the country, prove the importance and necessity of marine nature reserves for the conservation of marine nature.
Large, carefully managed and supervised marine nature reserves are the right way to ensure the health and functioning of Israel’s marine nature for the present and for future generations. Israel has few and very small marine nature reserves, whose total area is less than three percent of the country’s sovereign maritime territory in the last year.
Zalul will be cleaning up at Arubot beach north of the Orot Rabin power station in Hadera — meet at Kochav Yaham in Caesarea at 7:30 a.m.
Mediterranean People will be hosting an activity at Nitzanim Beach in the south on Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Every year, on June 8, International Oceans Day is celebrated to celebrate this wonderful habitat. This day is a wonderful opportunity to meet researchers at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History at Tel Aviv University, to learn from them about the processes that take place in the oceans, the ways in which these processes occur and how each of us can contribute to help.
The oceans cover most of the earth’s surface, and are a crucial factor in determining the climate, wind and rain regime and the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. The sea and its shores are an important tier in human culture, and they inhabit spectacular and fascinating ecosystems, such as the coral reefs, seaweed forests and glacial fields.
For centuries the sea was perceived as such a vast habitat that the thought that man could influence it and life in it seemed ridiculous. The amount of fish in the sea seemed endless, as did the amount of waste that could be thrown away. The last few decades have presented us with a disturbing and different picture. We are witnessing a cross-ocean phenomenon of fish depletion, resulting from overfishing and damage to marine habitats. Plastics, petroleum, antibiotics and other drugs as well as other substances that reach the oceans harm the diversity of species living in the sea. Global warming and human intervention have accelerated processes of migration and invasion of new species, often inviting unwanted species to us. Awareness and interest in these processes have recently crossed the boundaries of scientific discourse thanks to films like Seaspiracy and A Life On Our Planet.
Environmental organizations marched to the Knesset on Tuesday to mark World Oceans Day and demand that the incoming government halt an oil deal with the United Arab Emirates that they warn may cause a massive environmental disaster.
In a show of force, all of the main green organizations united to protest the deal, highlighting it as a major threat to Israel’s seas, which also face a myriad of challenges from natural gas drilling in the Mediterranean, seawater desalination and overfishing.