Today, June 8th marks World Ocean Day! On December 5, 2008, the United Nations declared June 8, 2009 will be World Ocean Day to commemorate the first Earth Summit which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 8, 1992. World Ocean Day is a chance for people to celebrate every year what the ocean has given us, whether it’s marine life, trading routes, or seafood.This special day also increases awareness for oceanic and environmental issues such as pollution, global warming and over-consumption of seafood.

As a result of this wonderful occasion, UC Press is happy to announce that for today only, you can save 20% off selected titles on oceanography! Please use code 09W6508 upon check out.

Here is some information on featured oceanography titles by UC Press:

The theatrical release of The End of the Line, which is a documentary based on Charles Clover’s book, The End of the Line: How Overfishing in Changing the World and What We Eat (UC Press, March 2008) will be screened at over 50 movie theaters across the nation; for these listings, please visit the documentary’s website. Clover will be conducting a Q&A session after the screening at Islington Vue in London on June 8th, for tickets, please visit the Vue website.

In addition to The End of the Line, UC Press recently published Oceans: Exploring the Hidden Depths of the Underwater World by Paul Rose and Anne Laking (April 2009). This breathtaking book is the companion guide to the acclaimed BBC series, Oceans. The book is accompanied with over 150 color photographs and includes great underwater stories.

10343.160 Wolf Berger’s reflections on the ocean and those who inhabit it are featured in his book, Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration.