The Surfrider Foundation has collaborated with sculptors, photographers, illustrators, designers and other artists to create a life-sized collection of marine animals wearing armor. The Ocean Armor Collection was designed to inspire people to protect these creatures and preserve their home because “they can’t protect themselves.”
While many marine organisms have effective defense mechanisms, such as, poison, schooling behavior and camouflage, they are still vulnerable to man-made threats.
“The elegance of these sculptures is matched only by the poignancy of their message,” said Surfrider Foundation Marketing Director, Matt McClain. “We all must do whatever we can to safeguard the animals with whose environs we share.”
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