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Celebrating the sea

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Today is world ocean day and folks at the aquarium at Fort Fisher say it's a good time to reflect on the ocean and all it has to offer. “I have no idea why we call it planet earth,” said Aquarium educator Stefanie Misner. “It should be called planet ocean” The ocean covers nearly seventy one percent of the earth's surface and can be connected with almost everything we do. “Boating, fishing, surfing, swimming, everything, we take the kids, it's a great release,” said David English of Wilmington. The ocean also determines our weather patterns and supplies a good portion of our food. In our area, its an important contributor to the local economy, from tourism to industry. “It's important that we know how to protect it, what the threats are against it, so we can stop those threats and so we can appreciate it really, really well,” Misner said. Especially on June 8th. At the Fort Fisher aquarium, world ocean day is stretched out for the whole month. Employees focus special attention on teaching visitors about what goes on beneath its surface. “You don't inherit the earth from your ancestors, you're borrowing it from your children and that's very applicable in this case and I hope they'll have the same opportunities that we did,” said English. This month the aquarium will also focus on what the average person can do to help preserve the ocean.

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