The 4Ocean Bracelet | Shark Limited Edition
With more than 400 million years of evolution behind them, sharks have survived all kinds of planet-altering events while many other species simply vanished. However, in just the last few decades, some shark species have seen a dramatic decline in numbers by as much as 80% due to the action of humans. Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year for their meat, livers, and fins and countless others are threatened by entanglement in discarded fishing nets and other marine debris. This disturbing trend could eventually lead to the collapse of many marine ecosystems worldwide.
Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year for their meats, livers, and fins.
Situated at the top of the food chain, sharks are incredibly important to keeping the ocean environment in balance. They feed on the sick and weak as well as keep some potentially destructive fish populations from exploding and taking over a particular location. Because sharks are apex predators, they are particularly susceptible to the bioaccumulation of toxins in their bodies from the prey they eat. Things like plastic break down into microplastics and are eaten by small fish. These microplastics then break down further into toxins that stay in the fishes’ system and eventually work their way up the food chain in ever increasing concentrations, only to cause significant harm to sharks when ingested over time.
Each bracelet purchased removes trash and supports shark conservation.
Another significant point is that sharks, in general, take a long time to mature sexually and have low birth rates. This is important because it means that it is very difficult for them to recover once their numbers have been depleted. Take the Atlantic Shortfin Mako, for example. Their populations have been decimated by years of unregulated fishing, both on the commercial and recreational side. Even if a zero-catch limit were to be imposed today, the species only has a 54% chance of recovering by 2040.
Some shark populations around the world are down by as much as 80%.
That is why this month, 4Ocean has partnered with Project AWARE® to raise global awareness about these and other issues facing sharks as well as to help combat the plastic debris problem first-hand through cleanups. Their #Divers4Makos and Dive Against Debris® campaigns are truly helping to change the course of shark conservation on a global scale and we encourage you to get involved with their efforts.
In honor of shark conservation, 4Ocean is offering the Limited Edition Shark Bracelet. Each 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 sharks or the prey they eat. In addition, every bracelet purchased also helps to further Project AWARE’s mission to create a future where the ocean no longer needs protecting.
Purchase and proudly wear your Shark bracelet and help spread the word so that we can all take responsibility toward a more sustainable future for our planet and for sharks!
This bracelet represents your support.
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When you purchase the 4Ocean Limited Edition Shark Bracelet, 4Ocean will remove one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines as well as help save Sharks. This bracelet represents your support.
- 1 pound of trash will be removed from the ocean and coastlines and represents your commitment to cleaner oceans and coastlines
- Helps save Sharks
- Connects you to the 4Ocean movement!
- Unisex design
- Adjustable from 2-5” in diameter
- Stainless steel 4Ocean charm
- 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.