Celebrate World Oceans Day, Every Day, at The Seas With Nemo and Friends

Today, June 8th, is World Oceans Day and guests visiting the Epcot Theme Park can celebrate by visiting The Seas With Nemo and Friends. After taking a ride through the deep with Nemo, Marlin, Dory, be sure to spend some time exploring the pavilion's 5.7 million-gallon saltwater aquarium. Education instructors and conservation specialists are always on hand to discuss the finer points of ocean life and the importance coral reefs play in keeping our planet healthy.

The Seas With Nemo And Friends At EpcotThe Seas With Nemo And Friends At Epcot

Coral Reefs are especially fragile so Disney works with experts in the Caribbean, where its ships sail, by investing in comprehensive study of these delicate eco-systems that support so much ocean life. There are actually 19 different threats effecting coral reefs today with the 3 major ones being - rising temperatures, acidification, and disease. Working diligently on efforts to reverse the decline of Bahamian reefs, Disney is collaborating with experts by investing in comprehensive study of coral reefs and training people in how to help them grow and thrive. Disney's coral conservation interests also take action to create coral nurseries, and to limit harmful human contact around existing reefs, all while promoting reef rehabilitation.

Disney's Animals, Science and Environment (ASE) team is also contributing to Coral Reef Conservation by saving and rehabilitation natural coral reefs in the Caribbean through the translocation of the near extinct long-spined sea urchins. These spiney creatures are crucial coral reef grazers and their loss contributes to reef decline, just one example of the many animals that are interdependent upon each other to maintain a healthy coral reef ecosystem. Disney helps to move carefully raised urchins from coral reef nurseries back into the greater sea.

Explore Vibrant ReefsExplore Vibrant Reefs

While the reef on display at The Seas with Nemo and Friends is an artificial Caribbean coral reef, it provides an excellent learning gallery to help guests understand the importance of ocean life by providing a home to 6,000 colorful reef fish, sharks, sea turtles, and rays.

Guests who would like to SCUBA, snorkel, or visit with the dolphins through the stunning aquarium are invited to pre-book one of several special tours given at The Seas with Nemo and Friends. Each tour includes a backstage look at the infrastructure required to maintain The Seas with Nemo and Friends, an educational presentation focused on marine life and conservation, plus little Disney magic

Get Up Close With Ocean LifeGet Up Close With Ocean Life

At Walt Disney World you can learn about many of Disney's Ocean Conservation projects by visiting The Seas with Nemo and Friends. But Disney's love and stewardship of our oceans and its inhabitants doesn't stop in Epcot. Disney will help your family connect with the ocean in different ways in different locations including at Disney's Vero beach Resort, Disney's Aulani Resort, and onboard the Disney Cruise Line.

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