Manatee Bracelet - Marine Debris Awareness Bracelet
Entanglement in fishing line or rope is another major threat. Manatee pectoral flippers that are used for swimming, eating, and nursing can become amputated by entanglement. Monofilament fishing line takes 600 years to bio degrade. The good news is it can be recycled if the fishing line is disposed of properly.
There are three species of manatee and all are either threatened or endangered. The West Indian and Amazonian manatees are both endangered, and the West African manatee is threatened, according to the Endangered Species Act. The United States has worked hard to conserve the only manatee residing in U.S. waters, the Florida manatee, sub-species of the West Indian manatee. It is found in the southeastern United States, primarily in waters off the coast of Florida. Its population consists of about 5,000 animals, and it is one of the most endangered animals living in U.S. waters.
These nautical rope bracelets are handcrafted from recycled marine rope debris collected during beach cleanup projects. Each piece of salvaged rope is unique with slight variations in color and condition, caused by natural weathering. All bracelets are 100% waterproof & fastened with a custom tag featuring the Planet Love Life logo and brand name. Join us in supporting this important cause by helping spread awareness of marine debris and its negative impacts on the environment.
Each bracelet purchased helps keep our oceans clean & represents the life of a marine animal saved from entanglement.
- Color: Light Bluish Grey
- Hardware: Stainless Steel
- Size: Adjustable (6 - 7.5" wrist)
- Rope Thickness: 3mm
- Waterproof: Yes
- Location Found: Eleuthera, Bahamas
- Collected by the Bahamas Plastic Movement!
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