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To celebrate World Oceans Day this year, we asked people across the world to show their support for ocean protection by painting themselves blue and performing human waves!

From Russia to Senegal, New Zealand to Chile, and Bulgaria to Thailand, people took action in fun and creative ways in 25 countries across all seven continents (yep, even Antarctica!), to show world leaders we care about our oceans.

Have a flick through our gallery of photos from around the world, and why not join in for our next activity?!

Volunteers creating a blue heart for the oceans in Giannella, Tuscany, Italy.
Performing a human wave in Parque del Retiro, Madrid, Spain
Painting their faces blue ready to do a human wave in front of the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, Morocco:
Performing a human wave in Punta Arenas, Chile
A wave of blue ribbons in Mexico City, Mexico:
Volunteers with creative ocean-themed face paint in Jakarta, Indonesia:
Posing for a group shot in Johannesburg, South Africa
Posing for photos before doing a human wave outside the UK Parliament in London
Using lights to display “Protect the Oceans” in Hebrew in Tel Aviv, Israel
Bringing in the blues in Douala, Cameroon
And with blue face paint in Salta, Argentina

Even better check out our video of some of the best waves from the day!

World Oceans Day: Human Wave

Happy World Oceans Day! Together, we’re campaigning for an ocean rescue plan that’d create huge new ocean sanctuaries all over the world. If it happens, it’ll be one of the biggest conservation projects in human history.Join the campaign and help make waves: www.greenpeace.org/protectheoceans

Posted by Greenpeace International on Wednesday, June 5, 2019