Dear Friend,We know you love the ocean, but did you know that the ocean loves you too? The ocean might just be the best Valentine ever! Here’s why:
Relax and take a deep breath; the ocean lovingly provides the oxygen for every other breath you take!
The ocean gives the earth a big, warm hug. Ocean currents spread the sun’s warmth evenly around the globe and help modulate climate.
In sickness and in health… When you feel bad, the ocean provides much of the medicine you need to feel better.
For richer or for poorer… The ocean pays the bills! Ecological economists have valued the goods and services provided by the oceans at $21 trillion (the value of land goods and services are only $12 trillion), and one in six jobs is marine related.
Of course we can’t forget the soul enriching opportunities and recreation the ocean provides! This Valentine’s Day, we hope you have time to visit the ocean whether you are a fisherman, diver, surfer, sailor, kayaker, boater, or a beachgoer, to enjoy all the ocean has to give.
For the oceans,
P.S.: Of the many nice things you can do for your ocean valentine, remember to vote for the champions who will protect her!