World Oceans Day – 8th June 2021

The United Nations World Oceans Day will take place on 8th June 2021.

In the Nurseries we will discuss where the oceans are and that they cover more than 70% of the Earth’s total surface.  While there is one global ocean, it is divided up into five major basins: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Southern, and the Arctic.  We will also discuss the three different zones of the ocean – sunlight, twilight and deep ocean – and that on average the ocean has a depth of 3,700 metres.

We will explore the different marine life in the oceans.  We will discuss:

  • fish – have gills allowing them to breathe the water – including: sharks, swordfish, tuna, clownfish, stingray, seahorse
  • mammals – come to the surface to breathe, but spend much of their lives in the water – including: blue whales, seals, dolphins, otters
  • molluscs – have a soft body and no backbone – including: octopus, clams, squid, oysters, snails

You may like to download and print this colouring in sheet at home.