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Freediver Tanya Streeter takes audiences to waters throughout the world in “A Plastic Ocean.” David Jones/Blue Pixel Imaging
Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter
7:40 am PDT June 15, 2017

World Oceans Day is intended to recognize the fragility of oceans and to highlight both the often negative impact mankind has on them and their ever-increasing precarious existence. 

This year’s theme for World Oceans Day focused on plastic pollution, an insidious form of pollution that is escalating at an alarming rate, imperiling food chains including our own, and threatening to irreversibly harm — if not outright destroy — marine ecosystems worldwide.