Celebrate World Oceans Day

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Our staff from the aquarium don't just work at World Museum, they also head out into the city - and sometimes to the River Mersey - to help spread the word about the importance of looking after our marine life.

This week Alyster Chapman, an Education Demonstrator at the aquarium, is looking forward to celebrating World Oceans Day...

World Oceans Day 2012

On Friday 8 June, the aquarium team will be heading down to Liverpool One with some of our more outgoing animals to celebrate World Oceans Day.  Come down and find us for the chance to get up close to our rock pool animals and even touch some of them! 

The ocean-loving people from The University of Liverpool, The Marine Conservation Society and The Wildlife Trust will also be on hand, just to name a few. There will be arts and crafts, face-painting and a heap of activities that are all free and great for kids. 

People all over the world get together every year for this international event to highlight and celebrate our oceans. Not only are our oceans full of amazing creatures, they are vital for life itself. 

Life started from the oceans and the majority of the oxygen we breathe comes from algae in the oceans. The weather and climate is regulated by our oceans and although I work in an aquarium, my favourite food and the most nutritious of foods come from our oceans.

Children being shown a starfish in the aquariumVisitors get a closer look at a starfish in the World Museum's aquarium.

This event will be full of passionate and knowledgeable people so if there is anything you want to know about our watery world, or if you want to help protect our oceans, this will be the place to find out and ask. 

And if this event has only just wet your ocean-exploring appetite, why not make a visit to the World Museum aquarium afterwards and see a variety of home grown and far flung aquatic animals - for free!

For more information about World Oceans Day visit the Liverpool World Oceans Day website or get involved on their Facebook page.