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Celebrate Our Ocean - June 2024

All throughout the month, we spotlight ocean awareness and literacy with our Ocean Month celebration.

Our ocean infographic

Our ocean provides countless benefits to our planet and all the creatures that live here.


Each year, we celebrate our ocean throughout the month of June. Look for #OceanMonthNOAA on the following social media platforms:

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Weekly Themes


Coral infographic
place-based conservation infographic
>Preparedness and risk reduction infographic

Ocean Facts Video

What do you know about our ocean? Soak up some surprising ocean facts in less than two minutes with our video. Then explore over 340 more facts about our ocean and coasts!

Video Transcript

What do you know about our ocean? The ocean is where life began over 3.5 billion years ago. The ocean covers over 70% of the Earth's surface and includes over 96% of the Earth's water. Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth and can be seen from the moon! The deepest part of the ocean is in the Mariana Trench, and nearly 7 miles beneath the waves! Coral reefs cover only 1/50th of the ocean floor but about one quarter of all the marine species make coral reefs their home. No light penetrates the ocean at depths greater than 3,280 feet. Aided by deep diving rovers and remote sensing cameras, scientists are still discovering new species beneath the waves. The Gulf Stream transports more water than all of the Earth's rivers combined. The mid-ocean ridge crisscrosses the globe for over 40,000 miles and is the largest geological feature on Earth. Did you know that about 95% of the ocean remains unexplored? There is only one world ocean. Happy World Ocean Day from NOAA's National Ocean Service.