Porthole Cruise Magazine Lends a Hand for World Oceans Day
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – June 6, 2018 –
In celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8th, and in an effort to spread awareness about ocean conservation, 4Ocean is hosting a worldwide cleanup event. Residents of Palm Beach County and local volunteers will join in for an afternoon of shoreside cleanup hosted by 4Ocean at Boca Raton Spanish River Park Beach.
Porthole Cruise Magazine shares in 4Ocean’s mission for creating a sustainable future for the world’s oceans through their coordinated cleanup events on beaches and at sea around the world. Members of Porthole’s team will be on hand to help with the cleanup efforts and event promotion.
Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Bill Panoff, echoed the need for cleaner oceans and a coordinated effort.
“Being in the cruise and travel industry for over 30 years has brought me great appreciation for the ocean and the organizations dedicated to keeping it clean,” he said. “It’s important to get involved now, and influence the future.”
Estimates place the number of pieces of plastic in the ocean at more than 5 trillion and rising with 16 billion tons being added through new pollution every year. The current rate of ocean pollution is unsustainable and threatens a wide variety of sea life, including South Florida’s own sea turtle population. Sea turtles often mistake plastic bags for jellyfish, their main source of food. Their already dwindling population has sea turtles classified as an endangered species.
4Oceans’ efforts since their founding two years ago has removed more than 700,000 pounds of trash and debris from the world’s oceans.