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The 4Ocean Bracelet | Sea Turtles Limited Edition

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Every year, more and more plastic and trash enter the ocean, threatening the lives of the animals that call it home. Sea turtles, who happen to be some of the most beloved and endangered species on the planet, are particularly at risk from this onslaught of ocean debris. 4Ocean is on a mission to help stop this from happening. That is why they are on the water 7 days a week removing plastic, trash, and debris from the ocean and coastlines.

It is estimated that over half of all sea turtles have ingested some form of plastic in their lifetime

 

When debris, like plastic bags, are in the water where turtles feed, the turtles can easily mistake the trash for food. And for those that do avoid a plastic lunch, they are still at significant risk of becoming entangled in other forms of debris like ghost nets, buoy lines, or other discarded fishing gear, which can lead to injury or even death.

The sex of a sea turtle hatchling is based on nest temperature (warmer is female, cooler is male).

 

Another extremely worrisome trend is the fact that globally the ratio of female sea turtles being born vs. male sea turtles being born is becoming more and more lopsided to the female side. The sex of a turtle is determined by the nest temperature during incubation and when the nests are on the warmer side during development, the hatchlings will be all female. This could be related to rising temperatures caused by global climate change and is something that should be watched very carefully in the coming years.

 

Each sea turtle bracelet supports sea turtle conservation and research.

 

For the month of June, 4Ocean as partnered with the Florida Atlantic University® Marine Research Lab to raise global awareness about these and other issues facing sea turtles as well as to help combat the plastic debris problem first-hand through our cleanups.

Each Sea Turtle Bracelet sold removes one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines so that dangerous items like plastic and marine debris never have a chance to make it into the open ocean where they might be encountered by sea turtles. In addition, every bracelet purchased also helps to further the Florida Atlantic University Marine Research Lab’s mission of moving sea turtle science forward by supporting the study and care of sea turtles prior to release in the wild.

Purchase and proudly wear your Limited Edition Sea Turtle Bracelet and spread the word so that we can all take responsibility toward a more sustainable future for our planet and for sea turtles! You can help make even more of a difference by thinking about your lifestyle and taking the opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever you can.

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By purchasing this bracelet, you will remove one pound of trash from the ocean PLUS support efforts to further study turtle science at Florida Atlantic University Marine Research Lab.

The 4Ocean bracelet is made from 100% Recycled Materials. The beads are made from recycled glass bottles & the cord is made from recycled plastic water bottles. 

Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the Ocean.

  • Cleans the ocean & coastlines while helping to save sea turtles.
  • Represents the one pound of trash that you removed from the ocean & coastlines.
  • Symbolizes your commitment to cleaner oceans.
  • Connects you to the 4Ocean movement!
  • Made from recycled materials.
  • Unisex design.
  • Adjustable from 2-5" in diameter.
  • 100% waterproof.
  • Beads are made from 100% recycled glass.

 

 

 

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.



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