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World Ocean Day Awesomeness

It's World Oceans Day. Here are some ocean facts to blow your mind.

June 8, 2013
7:30 AM EDT
A leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) bares teeth while lunging onto rocks near penguin rookery in Cuverville Island, Antarctica. | Paul Souders/Corbis
Storm waves brewing along Iceland's Southeast Coast near Vik. | Layne Kennedy/Corbis
Volleyball players on Kitsilano Beach, Canada, at sunset. | Tim Thompson/Corbis
The Blue Whale Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History in New York. | Louie Psihoyos/Corbis
Seawater, like that contained in the clear flask on left contains hundreds of viruses. Most are harmless, but researchers isolate and study them, like those dyed orange in the flask on the right. | Karen Kasmauski/Corbis
A ghost crab (Ocypode sp.) on the Northern Skeleton Coast National Park of Namibia. | Theo Allofs/Corbis
A humpback whale breaching. | Joe McDonald/Corbis
A bluewater hunter holds a yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) that was caught in the Pacific Ocean. | Jeffrey L. Rotman/Corbis
An iron worker leans on a safety fence to look at the New York skyline after watching a crane lift the final piece of the spire to the top of the One World Trade Center in New York May 10, 2013. | Lucas Jackson/Corbis
A fishing catamaran sail boat on the beach at Negombo, Sri Lanka. | Naturfoto Honal/Corbis
Mattanza fishermen in Italy landing giant Bluefun tuna (Thunnus thynnus). | Jeffrey Rotman/Corbis
April 18, 2013, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Cat island in Barataria Bay three years after the BP oil spill is now barren. Before the spill it was vibrant bird rookery for pelicans egrets and roast spoon bills. BP oil washed up on the shore killing birds and then over time killing the mangrove trees and marsh grass leaving the island vulnerable to coastal erosion, a process already jeopardizing the island and other barrier islands protecting the Gulf Coast. | Julie Dermansky/Corbis
Earth: Our Blue Marble | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center