They can’t protect themselves
When I surf in Southern California I encounter dolphin all the time. Seeing one... or many times a pod... break the surface near me hasn't lost is impact. I'm sure it never will.
They seem so stealth, so fast so... perfectly suited for a pristine, natural environment.
But what if animals needed... armor?
Marine life has several natural defenses such as speed, camouflage and schooling behavior. However, these defenses are powerless against man-made threats including pollution, ocean warming, and overindustrialization.
To convey our need to protect these animals, this collection of life-size armor was born. Transcending cultural and regional boundaries, these artifacts are meant to inspire all to preserve the ocean and the myriad of creatures that call it home.
A collection of animals will be going on tour and that starts at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Sept 15th. Check the collection out here.