Ancient creatures.

Modern problems.


Saving leatherback sea turtles, one pound at a time.

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#4Leatherbacks

Leatherback sea turtles are the oldest turtles in the world. Their family tree can be traced back more than 100 million years to a time when dinosaurs still walked the earth. They survived even when the dinosaurs went extinct, but now this once-prevalent species is facing its own extinction.

Leatherbacks are listed as a vulnerable species because they have a high risk of going extinct in the wild, but certain subpopulations like those in the Pacific and Southwest Atlantic are critically endangered. Despite our fascination with these ancient creatures, human activities are the largest threat to their survival.

Ocean plastic, climate change, coastal development, fishery bycatch, and the illegal harvesting of both eggs and mature turtles have caused rapid population declines and created a marine environment that’s antithetical to the recovery of their populations globally. Only by addressing these threats can we save the leatherback sea turtle for future generations.

#4Leatherbacks

To support critical leatherback sea turtle research and conservation, we’re releasing the Leatherback Sea Turtle Bracelet in partnership with Florida Atlantic University® Marine Research Lab. Leatherback hatchlings are the most costly and effort-intensive sea turtle species to care for because they require specific water parameters and a unique diet that differs from other sea turtles.

Every Leatherback Sea Turtle Bracelet purchased removes one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines and contributes to the study and care of leatherback hatchlings prior to their release back into the wild.


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We partnered with Florida Atlantic University® Marine Research Lab to protect leatherback sea turtles.

Marine biologists at Florida Atlantic University® are respected for their research in marine conservation, physiology and behavior, sensory biology of marine vertebrates (particularly sea turtles and fishes) and invertebrates and for coastal ecology and nutrient cycling.

The Leatherback Sea Turtle Bracelet was released June 2019 in partnership with Florida Atlantic University® and is no longer available at this time.

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Leatherbacks are ancient creatures and have existed in their current form since the time of the dinosaurs millions of years ago.

Leatherbacks can grow to be heavier than some rhinos even though their diet almost exclusively consists of jellyfish and other jelly animals.

Leatherback hatchlings are the most costly and effort-intensive turtle species to care for because of their unique needs.

  • Represents one pound of trash you've removed from the ocean and coastlines.
  • Beads are made with recycled glass.
  • Cord is made with recycled
    water bottles.
  • pound
                icon Unisex design.
  • Adjustable from 2-5" in diameter.
  • 100% waterproof.

The Leatherback Sea Turtle Bracelet was released June 2019 in partnership with Ocean Conservancy and is no longer available at this time.

  • Represents one pound of trash you've removed from the ocean and coastlines.
  • Beads are made with recycled glass.
  • Cord is made with recycled
    water bottles.
The Leatherback Sea Turtle Bracelet was only available on 4ocean.com through June 2019. 4ocean reserves the right to reintroduce this bracelet at any future date.