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Save the Sharks Plush by niitsvee Save the Sharks Plush by niitsvee
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--$15 (50%) OF EVERY PURCHASE WILL BE DONATED TO HELP SAVE SHARKS IN CHINA--
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There is an incredible documentary made in 2007 by diver/activist/filmmaker Rob Stewert, called Sharkwater. I'd never really had the normal fear of sharks that most people seem to have instilled in them, and I've always thought they were kind of cool, but this documentary completely morphed my perspective.They are now easily my favorite animal, and the whole ecosystem, not just oceanic, depends on them. And we are killing every single one.

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I made this plush because it's sort of my dream to work with sharks and other ocean life one day and help them, but it seems like kind of a bum dream, considering the insanely expensive/difficult schooling it takes to be a marine biologist, and the unavailability of jobs in the field. I unfortunately gave up that dream pretty quickly, but I still love the ocean more than anything else, and want to help these amazing animals that live there.

The documentary focuses on sharks, but it is really about the entire ocean, and how much we'll lose as a species if we continue to - if not do them ourselves - let these atrocities happen. I highly reccommend you watch the documentary any way you can (you won't be bored, I promise you, even if documentaries "aren't your thing") and do something to help. I'm very passionate about this issue, and it upsets me when others aren't, so this is mainly to spread the word.

This shark plush is completely customizeable, from breed of shark to color to size to fabric to face style to any other sort of options you can think of. As said above, 50% of the price will go to help the sharks, but if there's another marine charity you have in mind, I'd be happy to hear it.

In conclusion, PLEASE watch Sharkwater if you haven't yet! Whether you're terrified of sharks or love them, your perspective will only be changed for the better!
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Talty Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! This was featured in the article Pro Animal Crafts. Keep up the awesome work! :)
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niitsvee Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks very much!
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Jazz1022 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
<3
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
You have been featured here:
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Please fav, share, leave a comment, and whatever, please!
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niitsvee Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh goodness, thanks so much :) i really hope it helps traffic!
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I just hope it help's sharks, even just a little.

I think I may buy one for my nieces.
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niitsvee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that would be really nice :) i haven't sold many yet. i hope it helps too!
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SailorKasterborous Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is best charity.
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niitsvee Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank
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sharkann Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
That is a really awesome thing you're doing, one I had in mind already...the problem: time. I have no time making shark plushies now...maybe I will in the future...

But YES....ALL YOU OUT THERE!!!! WATCH SHARKWATER!!!! I totally agree with you. Watched it in cinema (yeah, cool thing it even made it into a cinema near my place, though it was empty except a good friend of mine and me) and was shaken with emotion....mostly sadness and anger. And disbelieve: How can you not save the sharks?

Great thing you're doing....maybe we can do it together :)
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niitsvee Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i'm glad you like the idea! this guy was (quite obviously) inspired by your beautiful sharks, but i (again obviously) have yet to perfect my pattern... :P i have the same problem, but this one took a surprisingly little amount of time, maybe nine hours, so i can spare that here or there.
that would be really cool, though, i hope you do!

oh my goodness, i felt the same way. we watched it in english class, and sadly i don't think half the people felt as strongly on the issue as i did. one girl actually had the gall when it was over to say, "sharks still attack people. i don't think it's as bad as they're saying it is."
like, wow, generation. just wow.

thanks, i hope it works out :) definitely, if you ever get started let me know! maybe we can figure something out to partner up!
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sharkann Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
*facepalm* Stupid people reacting to THIS movie in THIS way...still got JAWS in their minds, probably...tzz...

Yeah, I started working 2 weeks ago and still have to get used to the long days, but I think if I did, I will find spare time to sew on more shark plushies...sure that!! And a collaboration would be just awesome :)

:blush: If this was inspired by my plushies, I really feel honoured.
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niitsvee Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ugh i know...

ahh that sucks, i know how you feel... just started work a few weeks ago and i'm still trying to squeeze in sewing where i can. it's tough though cos all you wanna do is relax and veg out when you get home
cool, i'm excited :D

aw haha i'm glad, yours were the only ones i could find that gave me even a slight idea of what i was doing... :P
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niitsvee Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i'm glad you like the idea! this guy was (quite obviously) inspired by your beautiful sharks, but i (again obviously) have yet to perfect my pattern... :P i have the same problem, but this one took a surprisingly little amount of time, maybe nine hours, so i can spare that here or there.
that would be really cool, though, i hope you do!

oh my goodness, i felt the same way. we watched it in english class, and sadly i don't think half the people felt as strongly on the issue as i did. one girl actually had the gall when it was over to say, "sharks still attack people. i don't think it's as bad as they're saying it is."
like, wow, generation. just wow.

thanks, i hope it works out :) definitely, if you ever get started let me know! maybe we can figure something out to partner up!
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ArwingPilot114 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy crap. I've seen this documentary before!
I'm so glad to see that you're doing this. I think I might do something like this (only with commissions) since I love sharks as well and I would love to help them (even if I'm not a marine biologist).
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niitsvee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i'm so glad you've heard of it! it's a brilliant movie
that sounds like a great idea, i'm glad this is inspiring others to do the same :) good luck!
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ArwingPilot114 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Yeah! Thanks. Good luck! :)
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Child-Of-Hades Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAAWWW~! :love: A cute plush of a beautiful animal
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niitsvee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:)
i'm glad you like him!
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Jarahamee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are awesome and so are these creatures. I've decided to promote the video, and I'm hoping to make my own donations to help save sharks.
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niitsvee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you very much for doing that! all i ask is that people get the word out and try to help, because awareness is the most crucial step!
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