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.
OVE 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 these arctic animals!
✔️ It is the only whales that spend all their life in the Arctic’s’ waters, which makes them very resistant to the cold.
❗️ It is estimated that there are about 8,000 to 12,000 bowhead whales around the world. For this reason, this species is considered endangered.
✔️ In Inuit legend, the narwhal’s tusk was created when a woman with a harpoon rope tied around her waist was dragged into the ocean after the harpoon had struck a large narwhal. She was transformed into a narwhal, and her hair, which she was wearing in a twisted knot, became the characteristic spiral narwhal tusk.
❗️ Today, narwhals are one of many mammals that are being threatened by human actions: from hunting to global warming, causing radical changes in Arctic ice.
✔️ 200 000. That’s the number of polar bears left all over the world.
❗️ Climate change is destroying its habitat, the Arctic, reducing the number of species by leaps and bounds. Contamination, pesticides to which they are exposed and seal fat, one of its main foods, is full of toxins that end up in its organism.
✔️ Usually living on the coasts of Alaska, the Beluga whale, is also known as the white whale, as it is the only marine mammal of this color.
❗️ Apart from hunting, the main cause of its extinction is the exploitation and extraction of gas and the pollutant discharges to the water that come from industries near the coast, jeopardizing its life.
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.