Celebrate World Oceans Day 2015 at S.E.A. Aquarium

Come and celebrate World Oceans Day at S.E.A. Aquarium from 6 to 8 June 2015!

Everybody needs a healthy ocean. We are all connected through important resources, such as the food we eat, the air we breathe and the climate we are exposed to.

But the ocean is suffering from various threats, which affect its health and in turn its productivity. If we all make small changes, then together we can have a huge impact and help to protect this resourceful environment.

What is World Oceans Day?

Held every 8 June, World Oceans Day is the United Nations-recognised day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organise celebrations to support actions taken to protect the ocean.

Since 2002, World Oceans Day events have been celebrated worldwide with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organisations, universities, schools, and businesses. Each year an increasing number of people mark June 8th as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and highlight our personal connection to the sea.

This year, the S.E.A. Aquarium has become an official supporting partner of the World Oceans Day event.

World Oceans Day logo

How is S.E.A. Aquarium celebrating World Oceans Day?

The S.E.A. Aquarium is joining worldwide celebrations to help raise awareness on issues affecting the health of the ocean.

This year at S.E.A. Aquarium, we are focusing on three main threats to the ocean:

  • climate change
  • overfishing
  • pollution

We have planned fun and interactive activities for all, such as our Blue Planet activity trail and Ocean Sole art pieces.

Ocean Sole recycles flipflops washed ashore by turning them into marine sculptures.

Hammerhead shark made from flip flops.

Our team will be delivering exciting Stories from the S.E.A. Aquarium.

Students from Republic Polytechnic will be on hand to teach visitors about local Horseshoe crab conservation actions.

Learn about horseshoe crab conservation from Republic Polytechnic students.

Check out real horseshoe crab shells.

Temasek Polytechnic students will be talking about Mud crab conservation actions.

Learn about Mud crab conservatiom from Temasek Polytechnic students.

Mascot appearances

Our adorable Manta Ray mascot along with his friends the Seadragon mascots will be making appearances at the Aquarium. Snap pictures with them before they swim back.

Manta Ray mascot at S.E.A. Aquarium

Seadragon mascot at S.E.A. Aquarium

Seadragon mascot at S.E.A. Aquarium

Stories from the S.E.A. Aquarium

Stories from the S.E.A. Aquarium.

Every day, our dedicated teams are working hard to raise awareness for global issues facing marine life. To help explain more about their commitment our Aquarist, Dive and Education teams will be delivering a series of fun presentations.

Diving with Sharks

Shark Dive at Marine Life Park

Take this opportunity to quiz the dive team on what it is really like to dive with sharks! Find out how they dive for up to 5 hours per day surrounded by over 100 sharks at once. Learn how these predators hunt for food and use their seemingly powerful jaws to capture prey- not divers!

Saving Manta Rays

Manta ray

Join our Aquarist team as they explain more about our mesmerising Manta rays and what it takes to look after them. Find out about our Manta ray conservation project and how S.E.A. Aquarium is working with other organisations to help protect them in the ocean.

S.E.A. Aquarium Babies

Zebra shark in an egg at 14-weeks old.

Ever wondered what it is like to care for hundreds of babies, from sea jellies to sharks? Come and learn more about our S.E.A. Aquarium babies directly from our Aquarist team. Did you know some sharks lay eggs? We can prove it- our aquarists will bring some to show you!

Schedule:

Presentation
11:30 Diving with Sharks
12:00 Saving Manta Rays
12:30 S.E.A. Aquarium Babies
13:00 Diving with Sharks
13:30 Saving Manta Rays
14:00 S.E.A. Aquarium Babies
14:30 Diving with Sharks
15:00 Saving Manta Rays
15:30 S.E.A. Aquarium Babies
16:00 Diving with Sharks
16:30 Saving Manta Rays
17:00 S.E.A. Aquarium Babies

The S.E.A. Aquarium’s Blue Planet programmes starts on 6 June. Check out the cool lineup of activities happening at the Aquarium during Blue Planet.

If you’re visiting S.E.A. Aquarium, share your photos on Instagram by including: @rwsentosa #seaaquarium #GoBlueRWS.

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