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Spotted Eagle Ray 8 Inch Shorts

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Known for their beautiful and unique spot patterns, spotted eagle rays fill key roles in the marine ecosystem. As both predators and prey, they eat animals such as clams and conchs, while also being eaten by large sharks. Worldwide, more than one-quarter of marine rays are threatened with extinction from targeted fisheries, bycatch and loss of habitat.

    1. Streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, snacks or sunscreen
    2. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    3. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    4. 8" inseam
    5. Tag-less, wide waistband for comfort, added security and fold over option
    6. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    7. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
  • 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

UPF 50+ Sun Protection (Max Rating Achievable)

100% Fade-Proof From Chlorine, Sun & Saltwater

Anti-Microbial = Smell-Resistant

Fibers Mechanically Engineered For Quick-Dry & Moisture-Wicking

Made From Recycled Materials

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Advocate Apparel Inspired by the spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)

It is illegal to fish for or kill this beautiful and charismatic ray in Florida waters, however they are not protected under federal laws and international protections are limited as well. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an organization that establishes the conservation status of species worldwide, lists them as near-threatened with a decreasing population trend.

In some countries, spotted eagle rays are harvested as food and are caught as bycatch (unintentional catch in commercial fisheries that target other species). Spotted eagle rays also face a variety of threats from habitat loss, harmful algal blooms, and entanglement in fishing gear. These threats, combined with their extremely low reproductive rate, make these rays vulnerable to population declines. To help create better conservation management plans for this species, Mote and other research institutions are defining the distribution, migration, feeding habits, growth rates, and reproductive biology of spotted eagle rays.

5% of sales from your purchase of this product are donated to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sharks & Rays Conservation Research Program

“The partnership between Waterlust and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is a brilliant way to marry eco-friendly practices with eco-friendly people, like Mote scientists! When you purchase Waterlust spotted eagle ray products, you are giving back to Mote Marine Laboratory research programs that are ultimately helping conserve our ocean habitat.”

Haley Burleson, Community Event Coordinator / Social Media Manager

the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sharks & Rays Conservation Research Program

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Brigette Neal (Dearborn, MI, US)
Fit and material

Material is great along with solid construction. I may be between sizes so not sure if I will keep or return. The quality is great and I'd purchase again!

Good Quality but quality control issue

I bought the sun kiss, 8 inch shorts and a xxl and it fit perfect. I bought these in the same size 8 inch and these run more like an extra large so they’re about a whole inch shorter, if not even a little more when you lay them one on top of each other to measure the waist line. Very disappointed quality control issue with the shorts to ensure they are the same size as other similar sizes. Also, not only in the waist, but in the legs they run the more narrow than what the other xxl in 8 inch. They are so much tighter. They leave a ring around, just above my knee and the material stretches to where it looks more gray than black. Disappointed.

Laura P (Springfield, VA, US)
Great fit

I loved wearing these for my first mini triathlon! Perfect for the swimming, biking, and running. Snug fit for me, which is what I prefer (I'm 5'7, 165lb, and got size M).

Hannah Lewis (Gibsons, BC, CA)

Fit too small, even with all the measurements I took.

Susanna F. (Yonkers, NY, US)

SiZe perfect
Depiction of eagle spotted ray perfect
Customer for life
Super fast shipping

Laura Thompson (St. Petersburg, FL, US)
The best shorts!

Fit perfectly, excellent material, super cute