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 of species from Pacific ocean!
✔️ Endemic to New Zealand, Hector’s dolphin was named after Sir James Hector, who was the curator of the Colonial Museum in Wellington. It is the world’s smallest and rarest dolphin.
❗️ Today they are in danger of extinction because they are accidentally caught in the fishing nets and are affected by the pollution.
✔️ Isn’t the clown triggerfish incredibly colorful and fascinating? This small sized fish can be found in the demersal zone of the tropical waters in the Pacific and the Indian ocean.
❗️ It has become very popular in the market for aquariums or fish tanks which is affecting its survival.
✔️Old stories often describe sawfish as highly dangerous to humans, sinking ships and cutting people in half, but today these are considered myths and not factual. Sawfish are actually docile and harmless to humans.
❗️ They have suffered a notable decline in population, being hunted for their meat or tangled in fishing nets.
✔️ Galapagos Penguins are the world’s smallest penguin! It is the only species of penguin that inhabits equator and parts of northern hemisphere.
❗️ Changes in the water’s temperature, characterized by rapid decline of food sources are responsible for drastic decline in the number of Galapagos penguins in the wild.
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.