The Ocellaris Clownfish, Common Bottlenose Dolphin, Alaskan Sea Otter and Red-Crowned Crane are just a few of the ocean's fantastical wildlife treasures.
As splendid as these creatures look, they are unable to protect themselves against such threats as pollution, over-industrialization and ocean warming.
So, Surfrider Foundation and Saatchi & Saatchi LA are helping educate them through a collaborative exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. 'Ocean Armor' opens on September 15th and runs through November 15th.
Among the show's features will be Ocean in Motion, a multimedia experience through which visitors can learn how to help conserve the ocean.
In addition, it wouldn't be a Saatchi project if some cool design element didn't come into play or get the spotlight. In this case, it's the influence of aquatic animals' natural armor. The exhibit seeks to show how medieval European armor and even 12th century Japanese samurai gear have been inspired by such dazzling creations of nature.
Photo Courtesy of Surfrider Foundation