June 8, 2018

According to Sea Turtle Conservancy, "100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean." (Unsplash / Jeremy Bishop)

"Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Man marks the earth with ruin; his control
Stops with the shore; upon the watery plain"

- George Gordon, Lord Byron, from "Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage"

June 8 is World Oceans Day, which focuses on preventing plastic pollution in the Earth's water.