The term "Seven Seas" has been used for centuries as a general description for all the waters or oceans of the world. In actuality, there is only one world ocean, just as there is but one earth. We are all connected by the ocean. Each of us is affected by the ocean, and each of us leaves our mark on it as well.
Most geographers and historians believe that originally, the "seven seas" referred specifically to the Indian Ocean, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Persian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, and the Red Sea . Nowadays, to say that a person has sailed the seven seas means literally that the person has navigated all the seas of planet earth. Most commonly, however, the term is used figuratively to refer to a person who has traveled widely and has a wealth of experience.
The Ocean Project is using the "Seven C's" as a play on words and a mnemonic device to help remember how each of us can make decisions in our daily life for the benefit of our planet's future. If we extend this figure of speech a little, we could say that just as a person who has sailed the seven seas knows how to navigate the waters of the world's ocean, so the person who pledges to follow the Seven C's for ocean conservation knows how to navigate the sea of life with an ecological consciousness for the benefit of future life.
Take the pledge at: http://theoceanproject.org/action/commit.php I KNOW WE CAN MAKE IT!!!
BTW... World Oceans Day is on June 8th EVERY YEAR! To learn MORE about World Oceans Day visit: http://theoceanproject.org/wod/wod_about.php TAKE ACTION! WE DESERVE A BETTER FUTURE! think about it... =]