BY STU POTTER

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After a day on the beach always clean up after yourself and take your rubbish home.

 

If you live near the coast, take part in a local beach clean-up.

 

Reduce plastics debris in the ocean which destroys habitats and kills tens of thousands of marine animals each year by carrying a reusable water bottle, store food in nondisposable containers, buy reusable bags when shopping, and recycle whenever possible.

 

Explore and appreciate the ocean without interferring with wildlife or removing rocks and coral.

 

Be responsible when boating, kayaking, or doing any activity on the water. Never throw anything overboard, and be aware of marine life in the waters around you.

 

All life on Earth is connected to the ocean and its inhabitants. The more you learn about the issues facing this vital system, the more you'll want to help ensure its health - then share that knowledge to educate and inspire others.

 

Reduce your energy consumption: walk or cycle instead of using the car; wear an extra layer of clothing rather than using a heater, use energy efficient light bulbs.

 

Ask about the fish you eat, where it comes from and how it is caught. Choose to eat species that are not overfished or endangered.

 

Read pet food labels and consider seafood sustainability when choosing a diet for your pet.

 

Never flush cat litter, which can contain pathogens harmful to marine life. Avoid stocking your aquarium with wild-caught saltwater fish, and never realease any aquarium fish into the ocean or other bodies of water, a practice that can introduce non-native species harmful to the existing ecosystem.

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