4Ocean Jellyfish Periwinkle Limited Edition Bracelet
Pull a pound for jellyfish
The Jellyfish Bracelet represents your commitment to the clean ocean movement and marine research. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. Wear it as a reminder to curb your plastic habit, live more sustainably, and encourage others to take action to protect what they love.
- Unisex, waterproof design
- Adjustable from 2” to 5” in diameter
- Stainless steel charm
- Hand assembled in Bali
- Made with post-consumer recycled materials, including a small amounts of ocean plastic and ocean glass
Jellyfish have been around for over 600 million years, making them one of the oldest living marine species.
“Understanding the twilight zone will be a key part of managing the ocean’s future.”
Jellyfish may not have a great reputation with beach-goers, but in the ocean, they are graceful swimmers that serve many functions. Predators like turtles and ocean sunfish rely on jellies as a food source.
Some jellyfish migrate up to 600 meters (2,000 feet) between the ocean’s surface and the deeper “twilight zone” every day, which helps move carbon and nutrients from the ocean’s surface to deeper waters. This makes jellyfish a valuable player in regulating Earth’s climate system.
Jellyfish numbers are increasing as more commercial fish species are overfished. This creates gaps in the ocean’s natural ecosystem and drains food and resources for other species, further disrupting the natural balance.
Scientists continue research to unravel the relationship between jellyfish and climate change so that we may anticipate future changes and responsibly manage our effects on marine ecosystems.
Our $25,000 donation to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will support a unique research program to deepen our knowledge of jellyfish, their role in the marine food web, and how the mysterious twilight zone is connected to other parts of the ocean.
The 4Ocean Story:
The story began when two surfers and ocean enthusiasts, Alex and Andrew took a trip to Bali. After a day of surfing, they sat on the beach and took notice of many local fisherman going back out at night to fish in order to make money and feed their families. These locals would push their boats through alarming amounts of trash and return every morning with barely any fish. The problem of ocean trash and overfishing of the reef was something that resonated deeply with Alex and Andrew because of their love for the ocean. They became driven to think of a way to help solve the problem. Soon after, the idea of employing sea captains to ‘fish’ trash out of the ocean came to be. The two friends started 4Ocean by offering a 100% recycled bracelet for purchase that purposefully and proudly funds the removal of trash from our oceans and coastlines - one pound at a time.
4Ocean is now a global movement that allows anyone from anywhere to join the team and help in ocean trash removal efforts worldwide. With overwhelming response from supporters, they were able to successfully remove more than 250,000 pounds of trash from the ocean in their first year alone. This was only made possible by the continual purchase of our Original - Signature Blue 4Ocean Bracelet and four additional Limited Edition Bracelets released in 2017. They now have seven full-time sea captains working seven days a week - all year long. In 2017 they led beach and underwater cleanups in 16 different countries all over the world and continued their mission to clean the world’s oceans and build a more sustainable future.