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Ocean Alliance Teams Up With Spirit Bear Coffee Company
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Spirit Bear Coffee Company believes that humans are stewards for the planet and without healthy oceans, we won’t have a viable home. “Ocean Alliance’s mission is to protect whales and their ocean environment through research, scientific collaboration, public education, and the arts.” In order to accomplish this, they study the largest mammals on the planet: whales. We are so excited to announce the partnership between Ocean Alliance and Spirit Bear Coffee Company. Starting November 1st, when you buy our Orca Dark Roast or Dolphin Swiss Water Processed Decaf, a portion of the profits will be going directly to Ocean Alliance.

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In prior years, studying whales involved taking skin/blubber biopsies to determine pollutant levels in whales and our ocean food chains as well as assessing the overall health of the whale. As technology progressed, Ocean Alliance developed a new non-invasive method of sample collection. The lead initiative in their Drones For Whale Research program is SnotBot®, a drone that collects a priceless biological data set from the whales exhalation. SnotBot® is a drone that has been outfitted with petri dishes. As the whale exhales, biological material is sprayed up into the air where the SnotBot® waits. Through analysis of the whales blow (or Snot), we can examine DNA, hormones, and microbiomes which helps us assess the health of the whale which mirrors the health of our oceans.

Ocean Alliance SnotBot Drone 

Spirit Bear Coffee Company wants to help Ocean Alliance by providing funding to go towards their SnotBot program, specifically leaving drones and protocols in the countries this program visits. Help us help our oceans. Visit https://whale.org/snotbot/ to learn more about SnotBot® or visit https://whale.org/ to make a direct donation to Ocean Alliance or check out their adopt a whale program.

As Ocean Alliance so eloquently puts it “Healthy Whales, Healthy Oceans, Healthy Humans”.

Donation Details

$1 donation for every 400g bag purchase of Orca Dark Roast or Dolphin Swiss Water Decaf Roast

$2 donation for every 1kg bag purchase of Orca Dark Roast or Dolphin Swiss Water Decaf Roast

$1 donation per 24 Orca Dark Roast compostable Keurig®️ compatible pods 

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