From sea cucumbers to killers whales, people of all ages are learning about the diverse — and incredible — aquatic life in our oceans. “The oceans are the life-blood of the planet and it’s important for us to bring together as many people as we can to really help educated people,” says Brian Cant of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA). The 7th annual World Ocean’s Day celebration at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf took place Sunday. It’s giving people a first-hand look at the damage we’re doing. “We’ve learned we’re not doing a good enough job,” says Savannah Ferguson, a grade 4 student at St. Michael’s University School. “A lot of plastics go into the ocean, we’re causing climate change and there’s a lot of noise pollution.” Ferguson and other grade 4 students from St. Michael’s are raising awareness and teaching others, after learning about how we’re harming the ocean. “Factories burning coal and stuff like that, it’s releasing carbon dioxide into the air and the water traps the heat, which makes the ice melt and if the water level keeps rising, cities like New York could be flooded,” explains student Karen Pan .