For this collection, we support the NGO MISSION BLUE in its mission to preserve the oceans and biodiversity. Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. SYLVIA EARLE, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas.
LOVE UNDER THE SEA collection have been proudly designed by RENA ORTEGA, an illustrator, explorer of the world and nature lover from Barcelona. Her work seeks to make people aware of the beauty of this world and its wildlife in order to protect them.
This POPSICASE is helping keep the love stories alive species of Atlantic Ocean!
✔️Did you know that the ocean sunfish is the world’s heaviest bony fish and one of the largest?
❗️ This unique fish is endangered due to its intensive gastronomic use, catalogued as exquisite delicacy in part of Asia. Every year more than 300,000 sunfishes are being involuntarily captured.
✔️ The blue whale is undoubtedly the biggest animal of earth. The total North Atlantic population is estimated to be between 600 and 1500.
❗️ This giant animal is threatened by hunting, catches by accident in fishing nets at industrial level, climate change and deaths due to stomachs filled with plastics.
✔️ Believe it or not, the hammerhead shark has the ability to sport a nice tan! This happens because hammerheads are often cruising in shallow water or near the surface for extended periods of time.
❗️ This shark is on the list of endangered species, mostly because of fishing. The main issue is that this species doesn’t regenerate as fast as the others.
✔️ Fun fact: The Angels’ bay between Nice and Antibes took its name because of the presence in its waters of angelsharks.
❗️ Yet today the population of angelsharks is already extinct in the north of the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea, and the Black Sea due to accidental fishing. The last bastion of this species has been found in the Canary Islands.
MADE FROM DISCARDED FISHING NETS
Fishing nets are constantly being renewed. Until very recently these nets, mostly made from nylon, were thrown into garbage containers and treated as waste, increasing the contamination of our land and seas. Thanks to the collaboration of people like the Fisherman’s Guild, these nets are now being collected for POPSICASE, which means less pollution and less waste.