Coral Fishbone Hemp Bracelet

We’ve created these hemp bracelets using a macrame knot style called “fishbone”. This allows us to make colourful, thicker-looking hemp jewelry. This bracelet, in particular, uses coral and natural hemp cord. These bracelets have a ceramic washer bead and loop for closure, making them secure enough to stay on but easy enough to remove when needed. On average, the quality of these hemp bracelets will last up to 3 months if worn every day without being taken off. It is recommended to remove these before showering, washing dishes or swimming to make these bracelets last longer - if taken care of well, they can last for over a year.

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daniel stoupin, a doctoral candidate in marine biology at the university of queensland, has photographed a variety of coral species from the great barrier reef using full spectrum light to reveal fluorescent pigments that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye.

coral growth rates in the great barrier reef have plummeted 40 percent in the last 40 years, a result, according to a recent study, of increased ocean acidification. 

since the beginning of the industrial revolution, about one third of the carbon dioxide that has been released into the atmosphere as a result of fossil fuels has been absorbed by the oceans, where it in turn prevents coral from using a mineral called aragonite to make their calcified skeletons. 

new modelling has also shown that if ocean waters continue to warm by even one degree, which most now see as unstoppable, the coverage of corals on the great barrier reef could decline to less than 10 percent, which is a level too low for the reef to mount a recovery. 

further complicating matters for the coral is the plastic detritus left by humans which now litter the oceans and which the coral now consume. unable to expel the plastic bits and thus take in nutrients, the coral slowly starve. a recent study found that each square kilometre of australia’s sea surface water is contaminated with approximately 4,000 pieces of tiny plastic.


Military Machines Become Coral Reefs In Glenn Kaino's 'Tank'

Art exhibitions are sometimes described as incubators for new ideas, but rarely do they also serve as incubators in the literal sense of the word, helping to sustain or breed life.

New Orleans’s recently opened Prospect (P.3) Biennial, however, could be described as an incubator in both senses, thanks to a contribution by Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Glenn Kaino, who will use the exhibition as a stage to present his ambitious work, Tank (2014).

Via: thecreatorsproject