I am guilty of making many of the mistakes that has led to the condition we are now in. It’s not that I didn’t care, I was ignorant through lack of experience. I am not a granola crunching, tree hugging, bunny loving, activist but I believe we all have a responsibility to repair the damage we are doing. Today the evidence, science and facts scream that we are in big trouble. There is a dire need to educate people on the true condition of our Seas, Reefs, and Aquatic animals.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now more than twice the size of Texas. In places it has reached 20+ feet high and twice that deep. As it degrades it poisons the sea and the marine life in it. Millions of birds, turtles, sharks, sea lions, whales, and countless others die each year simply from the garbage they interact with. Google Great Pacific Garbage Patch and in 1/2 second you will come up with 6,470,000 results. You could read every one faster than and army of garbage barges could clean it up.
Divers experience the condition of the sea first hand. If we don’t act, who will? Someone watching TV in middle america may not know the true danger we are all in. They might watch “Shark Week” and comment “I hope all the sharks die off, cause it will be safer to go in the water”. I get it, the media has portrayed sharks as evil vicious killers. Why save such a creature?
On land, some rare antelope goes extinct and you have 18 more species that eat the same thing and provide food for the predators above them in the food chain. A tragedy yes, but the grasslands continue. There is no predator to take the sharks place. If they go we go! As the apex predator of the sea, if they don’t control the fish that eat the reef then the reef dies. 75-80% of the earths oxygen comes from the reef and plankton in the sea. Can we humans survive without 75% of the oxygen? Nope, which is short for no hope.
We have researched hundreds of charities. There are so many that are worthy of support. We had to choose where our money would do the best good. Some are so well known they receive 100’s of millions of dollars. Some are without momentum with less effect for the money they receive. Some are educators, some are researchers, some are procrastinators. We decided to pursue the doers. Those that are actively making substantial progress and are respected in their field.
Your monthly Support funds Shark research and preservation. The Fins Attached organization is the real deal. Your first month, you will receive a BC tag.
Not about what you get but what you give that makes a difference. A limited edition bracelet every month. Made from 100% recycled plastic. With every bracelet sold, 4 Oceans removes 1 pound of garbage from the sea. The $100 per month includes 3 Bracelets, the $200 includes 5.
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