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.
Mediterranean POPSICASE is helping keep the love stories alive of these species!
✔️ 700. That’s is the number of Mediterranean monk seal left in the Mediterranean. It is believed to be the world’s rarest pinniped species.
❗️ It is also one of the most threatened species in the world because of illegal hunting, pollution and accidents with fishing nets or boats.
✔️ The pearly razorfish is definitely one of the most beautiful fish of Mediterranean but also one of the most expensive.
❗️ This fish is protected in the Baleares. Its exaggerated attractiveness and gastronomic fame are jeopardizing its existence.
✔️ Seahorses are unique animals with very curious characteristics such as male pregnancy. They are protected by the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES).
❗️ Unfortunately, like many fishes, they suffer from the destruction of their habitat and overfishing related to poaching.
✔️ Resident of tropical waters, the mahi-mahi is often called Chameleon fish for its faculty to radically change color, in few minutes apart. The body can go from brown to blue, then white, showing large red, blue, black pigmentations!
❗️ Because of its popularity, the mahi-mahi is getting more and more caught each year.
MADE FROM DISCARDED FISHING NETS AND SCRAP ALUMINIUM
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.