Save the Oceans
it's all about making waves...
We hope to launch our Shop DeepBlue blog soon! Until then, please check this page for updates on ocean conservation projects, current issues, and information.
For further information on protecting the world's oceans, check out Oceana
- The ocean makes up approximately 71% of the Earth's surface
- The Oceans provide 99% of Earth's living space
- Only 10% of the oceans have been explored by humans
- It is estimated that majority of marine species will be extinct by the year 2048 (less than 35 years!)
- Coral reefs comprise less than 1% of the ocean floor, but it is estimated that more than 90% of marine species are dependent on them
- The most frequently found item in ocean cleanups is plastic. The next two most frequently found items are pieces of glass and cigarette butts.
Save the Oceans, Feed the World: Restoring the oceans to the abundance of resources they once held, could feed 1 billion people a healthy seafood meal every day. Click to here read more.
Save the Orcas: Right now, the current population of orcas off the U.S. Pacific Coast is decreasing. Outdated dams on rivers throughout the area make it impossible for the salmon population to flourish, and, as a result, the orcas are starving. Sign here to help feed the orcas and restore this resource by petitioning for the removal of these dams.
- Shop DeepBlue donates 10% of every single sale to help fund ocean conservation projects
- We work with manufacturers that provide eco-friendly options and materials that are FDA and CPSIA approved
- 100% of our shipping components are biodegradable (all paper!)
- Materials we use for packaging/displaying our products are 100% recyclable
- We do our best to stay away from using any plastics that could end up in the garbage, landfills, or oceans (and we're pretty successful in doing so!)
- We currently have products, such as our reusable tumbler cup, that promote sustainability and steer people away from disposable plastic water bottles
We participate in beach clean-ups quite regularly and make sure that we leave only our footprints on the beach after relaxing days or photoshoots!
- We bring awareness. One of our greatest goals is to open people's eyes to the reality that is occurring throughout our oceans. What was once an abundant resource is now depleted, filled with pollution and endangered species. More people need to know before it's too late, and we hope to spread the word as best we can!
Shop Deepblue!! By purchasing from us, you're getting comfortable and cute clothing for yourself, family, or friends, AND you're saving the oceans! 10% of the money you spend is donated directly to fund ocean conservation research and projects.
Join Oceana...By becoming a member, you can join the movement to save the oceans. Oceana is 100% focused on the issues that plague our oceans.
Reduce Energy Use! Take shorter showers, turn the water off while you brush your teeth, walk/bike instead of drive, etc. Even the smallest of changes, if made regularly, can have a huge impact!
Eat sustainable seafood. Nobody is asking you to cut all seafood from your diet!! In fact, if the oceans are restored to the abundance they once knew, world hunger would drastically decrease. For now, simply stay away from endangered species (such as bluefin tuna and red snapper). When you're at a restaurant or market, make sure the food you're buying comes from sustainable fisheries.
Use Reuseable Products...like our Shop DeepBlue tumbler cup! Instead of a plastic disposable water bottle, refill one every day and decrease the possibility of plastic debris ending up in the ocean.
"Leave Only Your Footprints on the Beach!" After your day at the beach, be sure to pick up any garbage you may have brought with you and recycle/dispose of it properly. If you see something left behind by someone else, fix their mistake and clean it up for them... while they might not be able to thank you, your grandchildren will!
Buy Ocean Friendly Products. Stay away from products made of coral or other depleted ocean resources. Also, stay clear of products containing micro-beads, like certain soaps and face washes; the beads absorb toxins in the water and are commonly eaten by marine life. There are usually alternatives that work just as well without the harmful beads!
Use Less Fertilizer. A majority of families use fertilizers on their lawns without realizing the harmful effects the chemicals can have on our oceans. Find alternative natural fertilizers instead!
- Spread the Word and Do What You Can! It's so important to remember that you don't have to drastically change your lifestyle to make a change, even the smallest of actions (something as simple as spreading the word and bringing awareness) can make an everlasting difference.
Many of the details found on this page, along with more facts, statistics, tips, and information can be found on the following websites: