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Whale Shark Warrior 8 Inch Shorts

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Characteristic spots and stripes adorn the largest fish in the sea forming an intricate pattern, like a warrior painted for battle. Scientists use these distinctive markings to identify individual whale sharks. Like a fingerprint, each is as unique and special as the last.

    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 inch 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 (highest 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 largest fish in the sea, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within.

Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance. Research into the lives of these gentle giants can help us to manage their populations and keep these magnificent fish in the ocean where they belong.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

“Waterlust's support provides critical seed funding for us to rapidly develop and implement whale shark conservation projects in areas where this globally-endangered species is most at risk. This includes Mozambique, where our research and awareness work helped the government decide to fully protect whale sharks just a few weeks ago. We love working with a company that is so committed to making a positive change in the world.”

Dr. Simon Pierce, Co-Founder / Principal Scientist

the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
Christine Carney (Boca Raton, FL, US)
Whale shark

My purchases for a holiday gift. I I am hoping she likes it.

Kim Lee (Billings, MT, US)
Beautiful design

After seeing a whale shark at the aquarium in Atlanta, I am obsessed with them. I was thrilled to find a whale shark swim suit! I love it that my purchase helps preserve ocean creatures!!
The suit itself is great. I do not look as good as the models on the website but the suit is very well made and so comfortable!
As a plus size woman I especially appreciate the top/sports bra. I fits closely and doesn't bind or cut in.
If you love the water this is the company for you!

Cathleen Wixon (Chandler, AZ, US)
So fun to wear

It works well in water aerobics or just for a swim.

Cecilia (St. Petersburg, FL, US)
I love these shorts!

I am a huge fan of Waterlust and recently added these shorts to my collection! They are true to size and high quality material. I often wear these shorts for field work. Perfect fit. The pockets are fantastic.

Cecilia (St. Petersburg, FL, US)
I love these shorts!

I am a huge fan of Waterlust and recently added these shorts to my collection! They are true to size and high quality. I often wear these shorts for field work and they are perfect!

Marianne (Erdal, 46, NO)

This whale shark long shorts is absolutely gorgeous:) Love the length and pattern. Fabric is supercomfy.
I ordered quite a few different items and was a bit worried about the sizes since they was to be shipped half way around the World. Followed the size guide and all the items fit perfectly. I love that they use different size models- this makes it easier to choose the right clothing size. Shipping was also fast:)