World Oceans Day, held every 08 of June is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year's theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” raises the importance of promoting prevention of ocean pollution with plastics.

Plastic products deteriorate slowly and several studies in recent years have shown vast amounts plastic and other trash in the Pacific Ocean. It has been estimated that one million sea birds from plastic yearly.

In celebrating World Oceans Day, the Museum will showcase in a photo exhibit three dozen photos of seabirds and marine landscapes of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, country's premier Marine Heritage Park. The exhibit will open on 08 June, 2:00 PM.

Photos were taken by the Museum's very own Director, Dr, Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez who is part of a team which is assisting the Tubbataha Management Office in its annual seabird population survey.

Alongside the photo-exhibit, the Museum will also have a series (08, 22 and 29 June) of documentary film showings on the Great Barrier Reef.


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