Humpback Whale Reusable Bag
Reusable shopping bag featuring unique landmarks, cultural heritage, wildlife, marine life and community from the Turks & Caicos Islands.
For 1 reusable bag used, 500 plastic or paper bags are being replaced.
Proud of my Island reusable bags is proud of contributing to the island by supporting local non profits through advance education and environmental protection.
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Made from recycled material. Reusable 125 times minimum. Carbon neutral, highly durable, non toxic, non staining, easy to clean. water resistant.
Multipurpose bag for grocery, beach, gym, picnic and much more. Keep it in your car, in your bike, by the entrance door of your house.
The Epic Journey of Humpback Whales
Every year beginning in January, humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) arrive from the nutrient rich coasts off Greenland, the Canadian Maritime Provinces, and New England to the warm waters of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Here, the mothers give birth to calves in the shallow banks and nurture them for the long and arduous journey back in late March or early April. During this period, males compete fiercely to mate with a female, often singing as a distinct form of communication that will travel miles away. Humans too can hear the singing in the water and even feel the vibrations if close enough. The unique patterns on the underside of the fluke (tail) serve as the equivalent of a human fingerprint and allow marine scientists to identify and track them. Weighing up to 88,000 pounds (40 metric tons) and measuring 40 ft (12 m) or more in length, these magnificent cetaceans can be seen arching their backs, slapping the water with their giant pectoral fins, dramatically breaching, as shown in the picture, or just resting beneath the surface throughout the Turks & Caicos. The most popular islands for whale watching are Grand Turk and Salt Cay, with February and March being the best time for viewing or even swimming with these gentle giants under professional guidance.
Whales often ingest plastic in the ocean that can severely harm and even kill them over time. If these whales and other sea creatures are going to survive, we must ensure that our oceans remain clean. By using reusable shopping bags, you are directly helping the environment and reducing plastic that ends up in our oceans. Refuse single-use plastics and reuse and recycle as much as you can to keep our oceans and the planet healthy. Make small, conscious choices every day towards a more sustainable lifestyle.