Sunday, November 29, 2009

Need a Unique Gift?


What would you do if you knew that 71% of the world’s surface needed protection?

The world’s oceans are at a critical juncture and face collapse if more isn’t done.

· Industries will continue to dump pollutants into our water unless stiffer laws are enforced.

· On average 16 billion pounds of “bycatch” (creatures like dolphins, sea turtles, and birds, as well as unwanted fish) are being slaughtered and discarded overboard dead or dying due to the effects of most commercial fishing gear.

· Bottom trawling and dredging of the ocean floors cause more harm than any other human activity to the ancient deep-sea corals and marine habitants.

Now you know. Will you help?

Oceana is providing a unique and meaningful way to give funds to preserve coral reefs, curb climate change, protect sea creatures, and best of all, to maintain a healthy and abundant ocean.

You can help by Adopting a Sea Creature

Choose from any 10 adoption choices that support Oceana’s campaigns, like:

· Cookie Cutters: choice of Dolphin, Octopus, Penguin, Polar Bear, Sea Turtle Shark

· Plush Toys: Dolphin, Hammerhead Shark, Killer Whale and Seal

As well as helping with a worthy cause, your donation level will send you items like:

· $35: cookie cutter, sugar cookie recipe card, and personalized adoption certificate

· $50: plush creature and personalized adoption certificate

· $75: cookie cutter, recipe card, framed adoption certificate, and an additional gift or you may choose a plushie and a framed adoption certificate

· $100: complete set of cookie cutters, framed adoption certificate and an additional gift

· $150: complete set of plushies and framed adoption certificate

Or you may opt for the special “Limited Edition” Sea Turtle Adoption Package in honour of 1- year-old sea turtle advocate Casey Sokolovic, a finalist for Oceana’s 2009 “Ocean Heroes” award. This package consists of:

· 22-inch plush sea turtle

· Sea turtle cookie cutter

· Sugar cookie recipe

· Personalized framed adoption certificate

· Information about sea turtles

· A note from Casey

Any of these options would make a great gift this holiday season for those hard-to-buy-for folks on your list or anyone who loves the ocean and the creatures in it.

For more information on Oceana’s work or to donate to this worthy cause, please visit the web site at or go directly to “Donate” at

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