For every bracelet sold, 1 pound of marine debris and beach plastic are removed by Ocean Blue
Chad and Dylan established Dorsal Bracelets after attending college on the coast as biology majors. Witnessing first hand the devastation of how marine debris and plastic pollution is affecting our beautiful coastlines, Chad and Dylan felt compelled to do something for our one world Ocean.
Plastic Floats And Waves Bring It To Our Feet
And they certainly are doing something about the ocean plastic crisis - by creating a simply but profoundly designed bracelet that features colorful rope and bold representations of sharks and their dorsal fins. Now, these bracelets with a dorsal partners with ocean Blue and for every dollar donated we remove 1 pound of ocean plastic from beaches.
Dorsal Bracelets are a conversation starter, to raise awareness about our precious Ocean. This jewelry for a cause offers a way we can all give back. For every dollar donated, Ocean Blue removes one pound of plastic from U.S. beaches with ocean cleanup volunteers. Dorsal Bracelets gives $1 to Ocean Blue for every order to help remove plastic from beaches and to help Save the Ocean.
Ocean conservation of beaches helps protect ocean marine life, like sea turtles, coral reefs, global fish, and the Oxygen we breathe. Phytoplankton in the Ocean produces oxygen and the combination of climate change and a toxic, plastic-filled ocean is putting these creatures at risk.
Dorsal Bracelets’ direct support of Blue Beaches keeps plastic from going back out to sea with the tides and ocean currents. This is good news for all life on the planet and contributes to sustainable seafood for the 3 billion people who depend on fish as their main source of protein.
Together, Ocean Blue and Dorsal Bracelets may not be able to prevent unsustainable fishing that is negatively impacting marine life populations (at least not yet). Though we can give all marine life a chance at a plastic free ocean, one beach cleanup at a time and this means more fish in the sea.
Sharks and Whales Are being affected by Ocean Plastic
Microplastic and plastic pollution is getting a lot of attention for its effects on marine animals and particularly the amount of tons floating in our ocean. The plastic we are dealing with in the ocean today is about 7 known types. Few types of plastic sinks as tons are left floating from larger fragments to smaller fragments that wash onto beaches.
For seven years, Ocean Blue has been advocating for marine wildlife who have no voice. We do this through beach cleanups and working with thousands of volunteers to remove as much micro plastic as possible throughout the west coast and east coast of the United States. Our team of researchers have found areas in Oregon and Washington with tons of plastic pollution littering the beaches as waves roll in with high tide.
Larger animals like whales and sharks are being harmed by plastic pollution and scientists agree we have a problem for marine animals that are filter feeders. Whales have also been seen with their dorsal fin caught in fishing line. We have likely all seen at least one of the multitude of videos being posted online of people rescuing animals caught in fishing nets and marine debris.
One marine plastic study assessing plastic in the diets of large animals such as whales relied on analysis of stomach contents. The scientists were able to test for the presence of toxic chemicals from microplastics in bodies. Read more about this study:
This unique collaboration works to protect healthy oceans. People who care as much about the Ocean and marine life as you do are supporting the ocean cleanup with their fashion accessories. Together, we are removing 100,000 pounds of microplastics, plastic fragments, and other single use plastics from beaches with direct support from our partners Dorsal Bracelets.