Shop These World Ocean and Sea Turtle Day Picks
Open up a new tab because we’re going to share all the goods in this carefully curated shopping list! And not for any random reason. June marks the start of summertime celebrations we so eagerly await here at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, including World Ocean (June 8) and Sea Turtle Day (June 16). If you’re new, we’ll quickly fill you in on why these days deserve international attention.
On World Ocean Day, we recognize the extensive role the ocean plays into our everyday lives. The ocean covers over 70% of the planet and acts as a major powerhouse for humanity’s well-being and that of every other organism on earth. The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, is home to most of Earth’s biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for more than a billion people around the world. However, having stripped 90% of big fish populations and devastating 50% of coral reefs, we need an annual, if not every day, nudge to intentionally replenish and protect our oceans.
Later in the month, we arrive at World Sea Turtle Day, a day that shows the resilience of the marine species, but also the magnitude of the threats they face. With poachers, predators, unintended boat strikes, and 8 million tons of plastics entering their ecosystem every year, we face the grave reality of losing a species if we don’t educate and generate awareness on their behalf. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a herculean effort to show your support. Instead, stick to our shopping guide to do some good. Whether you add boho-style jewelry or loungewear to your cart, you’ll be supporting the welfare of our ocean and sea turtles!
Delicate Wave Anklet: Wear your love for the ocean with the delicate wave anklet designed by Pura Vida. This dainty and tasteful chain comes in silver, rose gold, or gold finish and adds appeal to any beachwear. An added bonus to your purchase, which goes directly to LMC’s mission, is that this item is also responsibly sourced. Responsibly sourced items in our Choice Matters program indicate fair trade and creating opportunities in developing countries.
Viv & Lou Navy Insulated Tumbler: Spoil your inner beach bum with the 20 oz. navy blue tumbler that reads “the ocean is calling.” With this at your fingertips, it’s easy to ditch single-use plastic beverage containers, which often contribute to the growing microplastics found in the ocean and in our sea turtle patients. Get your fix of morning coffee or hydrate with water, that’s sure to stay cold, for hours without tossing out anything that’s harmful to the planet.
Sea Turtle Navy Cap: Understated, but still able to make a statement, is this sea turtle navy cap. Make it your go-to for trips to the beach, for a baseball game, or if you find yourself having a bad hair day. Shoppers can enjoy its cotton comfort design with an adjustable strap and a metal clip for a customized fit.
Turtle Blast T-shirt: Pair the sea turtle navy cap with this retro, unisex t-shirt! The short sleeve tee features a sea turtle on the back and support for Loggerhead Marinelife Center on the front. This shirt is breathable for warm summer days and comes in colors of a glowy citrus or seafoam.
Pink Sea Turtle Floral Decal: Spruce up your car, laptop or room with a punchy design such as this sea turtle floral decal. Did you know that pink colors are intended to have a calming effect, spark joy, and inspire creativity? If these are some areas you’re looking to build or boost, slap on the whimsical floral decal in the space of your choosing!
You can still make an impact if you’re trying to spare yourself from more shopping. Explore our website for sea turtle adoptions with any of our current patients, including Big Chase, Little T, or Pike! Basic packages start at $40 for a personalized adoption certificate among other LMC goodies.
Start off your summer with purpose! Shop in store or online all in support of ocean conservation and for endangered sea turtles. What you do for our oceans comes back tenfold for us. For more information on World Ocean and Sea Turtle Day, please visit marinelife.org.
*All purchases made through Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s retail operations directly support sea turtle and ocean conservation. However, the Choice Matters sustainable commerce program takes this one step further. The program focuses on highlighting items in one of three categories (Made in the USA, Reduced Waste, or Responsible Sourcing), as well as using sustainable packaging to ship orders. Learn more at Choice Matters.