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4Ocean Bracelet 2018 Edition: Dolphin

Item# 4o-bracelet-dolphins

Product Description

By purchasing a Limited Edition Dolphin Bracelet, you'll remove one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. You'll also support Sea Shepherd's direct-action tactics to save the vaquita, expose and confront illegal poaching activities on the high seas, and safeguard biodiversity and ensure the survival of species for future generations.

Dolphins and porpoises delight us with their playful antics and warm our hearts with their friendly faces. Because they possess a high degree of intelligence and have a sociable nature, we see a lot of ourselves in these fantastic creatures. However, dolphins and porpoises are dwindling in numbers and, in some cases, are on the brink of extinction. One out of every four species of dolphin and one of six species of porpoise are threatened with extinction.

Many man-made threats are impacting these animals, including:

  • Ingestion of ocean plastic
  • Entanglement in active or discarded fishing gear
  • Coastal development in essential habitats
  • Increasing noise levels from shipping
  • Activities in the oil and gas industry as well as the military
  • Additional threats to the abundance and distribution of prey species
  • Increasing numbers of captive dolphins
  • The looming impacts of a changing climate

    The vaquita porpoise is a heartbreaking example of what can happen when we ignore our impact on the ocean. The situation shows us how quickly things can go wrong when we're not paying attention. There are as few as 30 of these animals alive in the world.

    While researchers say it's possible for the vaquita to go extinct in the next 2 to 5 years, we're collaborating with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to support their massive, ongoing effort to save this species from extinction. Their story is just one more reason why a proactive solution to ocean plastic pollution and other man-made threats is crucial to the future of this planet. We will not give up hope.

    One of the primary reasons we're supporting Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is because of Operation Milagro V. "Milagro" is the Spanish word for "miracle" an appropriate name for a rescue mission that is fighting every day to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise.

    Through this mission, Sea Shepherd has removed more fishing gear in the last year than they have in all previous years combined. If not for their presence in the Sea of Cortez, the vaquita may have already disappeared.

  • Unisex design
  • Adjustable from 2-5" in diameter
  • Supports Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's efforts to protect dolphins and porpoises from ocean plastic and other threats
  • Stainless Steel 4Ocean Charm
  • 1 Pound of Trash will be removed from the ocean and coastlines

  • Accessories