Calling for Sea Change
After taking part in Kids Ocean Day and Adopt a Beach, a marine debris education program which connects kids to their local watershed, 700 elementary students, teachers, and volunteers from San Francisco and Marin cleaned up the beach and sat on the sand in the shape of a giant squid at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. In the image, the squid is calling for people to change their behaviors—contributing to plastic pollution, warming sea temperatures, and declining fish stocks— to improve the health of the oceans. San Francisco’s event was organized by the Marine Science Institute of Redwood City and sponsored by the California Coastal Commission’s Whale Tail grants program. Five other similar cleanups involving a total of 8,000 children also took place up and down the California coast in honor of World Oceans Day on June 8th.
Aerial photo by Kevin Lozaw Aerial Art coordination by Carter Brooks