But not just any elephant!
Diving into World Oceans Day
The story of Biorock is a good example of how technology and human innovation are important parts of the conservation movement, especially where Earth’s oceans are concerned. More than 70 percent of our planet’s surface is covered by oceans, and those oceans contain 97 percent of Earth’s water. That’s why ocean health is a global concern. It’s also the motivation behind World Oceans Day, celebrated every June 8. We’re celebrating with this photo of a Biorock reef off the Gili Islands in Indonesia.
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You know what else was born in June? Bing. Ten years ago today, in fact, Microsoft birthed Bing with a striking picture of a hiker in Denali National Park on our homepage (perhaps suggesting the long climb ahead of us 😊). In a testing phase before the launch of Microsoft’s new search engine, its code name was Kumo. Since its launch on June 3, 2009, there have been 3,651 homepage images (counting leap days) in the US and over a thousand more when you add in the unique pictures that have graced the Bing homepage in the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, India, Brazil, Spain, and the rest of the world. There have been some great photos for sure, but this jolly-looking fellow really captures how tickled we are to be celebrating today. Thanks for visiting. You make it all worthwhile.
Come out of your shell for World Turtle Day
World Turtle Day was established in 2000 to protect turtles and tortoises and their threatened habitats around the world. Conservation efforts are led by several nonprofit organizations such as American Tortoise Rescue, which focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and protection of all turtle species. Since the organization’s inception it’s rescued or rehomed more than 4,000 turtles across the world through a combination of community outreach programs and financial contributions from donors.