June is National Oceans Month

The Department of the Interior and its agencies observed World Oceans Day last Friday and will be celebrating National Oceans Month throughout June 2007 with a variety of events and ongoing conservation activities around the nation.

These activities range from whale studies along the Alaska coast, to preparations for the hurricane season on the East Coast, to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne’s visit to the Papah’naumoku’kea Marine National Monument in Hawaii.