World Ocean Day is Thursday.

The unofficial holiday is about enjoying beaches and respecting the earth’s resources.

There are multiple events throughout the Tampa Bay area to celebrate the day:

· Florida Aquarium: The aquarium in downtown Tampa has activities that show how it has a positive effect on the ocean, including: restoring coral reefs, rehabilitating and releasing sea turtles, researching shark health and getting the public involved in seafood sustainability. The aquarium will also have a cleanup of the Riverwalk area at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park with divers, kayakers and land-based hepers.

· Straub Park: The park in downtown St. Petersburg has several different events, including: exhibits, kid’s activities and a film program.

Go to World Oceans Day’s website for more information.