ABOUT THE RESCUE

We wouldn’t have been there if it wasn’t for you

4ocean was founded on the belief that business can be a force for good and that the single actions of individual people, collectively, have the power to change the world. Because of you, our crews were on the water last week in Bali, which put them in a position to save this dolphin’s life.

We caught up with our CEO and co-founder, Alex Schulze to get his thoughts about these incredible rescues.

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4ocean rescued this entangled bottlenose dolphin in Bali

4ocean helps Gumbo Limbo Nature Center release baby sea turtles

A few months ago, our friends at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center rescued several baby sea turtles that had ingested microplastic and weren’t doing so well. After careful nursing and rehabilitation at the center, the babies were ready to return to the ocean! Gumbo Limbo asked if 4ocean could lend a hand, so we sent a boat and a camera crew to capture the footage you’ll see in the video below.

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4ocean Bali rescued an entangled seabird!

Thanks to the clean ocean movement, our crews were on the coastlines last week in Bali, which put them in a position to save this seabird’s life.

On January 20, one of our Bali river crews found an entangled seabird during a normal cleanup of the Ijo Gading River. The Egret had about two pounds of fishing line wrapped around its leg and one of its wings. Our crew cut the line and checked the bird for injuries (which amounted to some torn feathers) before releasing it back into the mangrove forest where these birds are normally found.

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4ocean Bali crews encountered this whale shark in an area heavily polluted by plastic

Don’t let their name fool you! Despite their enormous size, whale sharks are actually a harmless filter-feeding species of shark. About the size of a school bus with a mouth that’s a meter wide, whale sharks eat by straining small organisms like plankton, schooling fish, and squid from the water.

Whale sharks spend most of their time cruising the open ocean, which means much of their lives remain a mystery. Research on these elusive creatures and their interaction with marine debris is only starting to emerge, but recent findings don’t paint a happy picture for whale sharks.

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