By Dan Shapley
World Ocean Day is Friday, and what better way to mark it than by sitting by the shore, enjoying the sun, the surf, the sounds of gulls crying -- oh yeah, and 7 million tons of trash. The Ocean Conservancy kicked off the celebration a little early with its annual tally of the tonnage of trash its network of volunteers removed from the coast around the world in the past year. And the United States was the world leader in trash removed. Hopefully that's a testament to our volunteer spirit as much as our propensity to litter. But even if it is, think twice about where you toss your junk because it just might wash to the sea. When you're at the beach, the word "pristine" is the goal. "Trash" -- especially when measured by the ton, is not it, according to a story in the June 7 USA Today.