There are few people in the world who possess the breadth and depth of knowledge about the ocean environment that Dr. Guy Harvey does. By combining his unique talents of art and science, he's able to take the everyday person to places that most will never visit. In this case, it is to the dorsal fin of the largest fish in the sea –– the whale shark.
About this time every year, these animals congregate in the waters off of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. It's the perfect opportunity to study, tag, and monitor these creatures so that we can begin to better understand their pelagic lives. 4ocean, in partnership with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, is part of a very unique expedition to attach satellite tags to whale sharks so that their movements and behaviors can be analyzed, which will hopefully give us a better understanding of their migratory patterns and way of life. Look at the size of these fish! How can you not want to know more about them?
These satellite tags, once attached, will add to an ongoing data set that is only being just understood. Check out this website to track the whale sharks that are sending back information on an almost daily basis.
When you purchase a 4ocean Whale Shark Bracelet, you'll help us raise awareness about the endangered whale shark and the importance of the research happening at the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. As we make scientific advancements that help us understand this species, we can do more to protect them for generations to come.
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Seahorses are one of the most endearing, mystical, and beloved of all marine animals. Their strange shapes, vastly different appearances, and unique locomotion have mystified humans for centuries. To this day, however, our base of knowledge surrounding these amazing creatures is still relatively limited and we are just now really beginning to understand the depths of their existence. Read on to learn more about seahorses and the many threats they face.
Located about 40 miles south of San Franciso on California's central coast, Monterey Bay is home to one of the cutest and most iconic marine mammal species in the Pacific Ocean: the southern sea otter. Although this species is listed as "threatened," Monterey Bay continues to be one of their strongholds and much of the sea otters' success there can be attributed to the diligent work of our partner, the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read on to learn more about their important work and to see more of these adorable creatures.
Part of the 4ocean DNA has always been about giving back to organizations that share our vision of a clean ocean –– those organizations that are working in their own way to protect and preserve the great deep blue and all the creatures that live within it. We believe that giving back is not about what we do individually as a company but is about the end result of a collective set of ideas and actions working in conjunction for the desired outcome. That is why we have partnered with 1% for the Planet. Check out the story inside.