This is a recycled bottle cap which has been repurposed into a miniature habitat (a Habit-cap!). This design features a Bull Shark and Hammerhead Shark which have been handmade from polymer clay and set in liquid polymer clay.
The bottle cap is silver with the Whitstable Bay Pale Ale sail ship motif, and measures approx. 3 cm wide. The keyring features a metal alloy D-snap hook for easy attachment. The total length of the keyring is approx. 7.5 cm.
Great Hammerhead Sharks (Sphyrna mokarran) and Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) migrate to the Bahamas where they are often observed by divers alongside a number of other shark species. Great Hammerheads can grow to between 2-3 m in length and live for nearly 40 years. Similarly, Bull Sharks can frow to approx. 3.5 m in length and live for nearly 30 years. Bull Sharks are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List, whereas Great Hammerheads are listed as Critically Endangered. Both species are threatened by fishing activity where they are prized for their fins or caught as by-catch. You can find more information about these species, including their ecology and conservation actions being taken to preserve the species, here (Great Hammerheads) https://www.iucnredlist.org/ja/species/39386/2920499 and here (Bull Sharks) https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/39372/10187195
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