"Did you know whale sharks are now an endangered species? Sadly, these gentle giants are being killed at unsustainable rates, mainly for shark fin soup. The whale shark’s beautiful pattern and great size – they are the largest shark species – makes them a coveted target of the shark fin soup industry. Truly tragic, since these giant filter feeders are one of the most peaceful, docile, and, in my opinion, most beautiful shark species. Their killing is also wrongheaded: The global economic value of a live whale shark far outweighs the value of its fins in the shark fin soup trade. Eco-tourism is sustainable and has multi-level benefits to local economies and the environment. Please help support responsible eco-tourism that supports research and responsible boating through their known aggregation sites. Mahalo (thank you) for purchasing this suit and becoming a voice for these voiceless, beautiful giants of the sea.” – Ocean Ramsey
The Story of the “Lady Shark”
“Sharks are the most threatened species on the planet. They are also one of the most misunderstood, being widely seen as nothing more than mindless monsters. But the reality is that sharks are intelligent, generally cautious, and extremely non-confrontational. In fact, more people die from coconuts, drowning and insect bites every year than shark bites. In contrast, humans kill 70 to 100 million sharks every year, causing the collapse of fisheries and reef ecosystems around the globe. It’s a shame since sharks are vital to the health of our oceans, functioning as their immune system by picking off the dead, dying, weak, sick, and injured animals to keep diseases from spreading. And healthy oceans are critical to healthy humans: approximately 70% of our oxygen comes from the ocean. I hope this piece inspires you to give sharks a deeper look and provides an opportunity to raise awareness and educate others to the truth about sharks and their importance. Mahalo (thank you) for speaking up for those without a voice and helping us highlight a majestic beauty of our marine life.” – Ocean Ramsey
Your personal involvement makes protecting sharks and other marine life a reality. Every single person makes an impact, so we hope you join our global community effort to save sharks and conserve the ocean environment for our present and future human and animal generations.