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Abalone Restoration 8 Inch Shorts

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Known for the psychedelic patterns found on their inner shells, abalone (sea snails) feature unique colors that are created by nacre, hexagonal platelets of aragonite also known commonly as “mother of pearl” and found on a variety of mollusks. Our print features the piercing blues of New Zealand’s Pāua, the Māori name given to three species Haliotis iris, Haliotis australis and Haliotis virginea.

    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 (max rating achievable)
  • 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY The sassy sea snail

Abalone is the common name for a variety of marine snails that are found throughout the world’s oceans. Sought after for their meat and their beautiful shells, populations have declined rapidly and some species are now critically endangered. Our relationship with abalone illustrates the challenges of overexploitation of the marine environment. Until the 1980’s, it was widely thought that abalone populations were resilient and could effectively rebound from harvesting activities. Unfortunately, that has not proven to be true.

Abalone are “broadcast spawners,” meaning that two individuals must be within three feet of one another to sexually reproduce. This type of reproduction makes population recovery very challenging, driving the need for humans to intervene. Marine biologist Nancy Caruso is doing just that, and founded Get Inspired, a non-profit organization that specializes in marine conservation & education.

Besides physically growing juvenile abalone along California’s coast and populating them back into the coastal kelp forest marine habitat, Nancy recognizes that protecting the ocean in the future requires educating children today. That is why she has launched a 10 year initiative to grow 100,000 abalone in classrooms across the golden state and restore them along the southern California coast, inspiring and utilizing the help of the next generation of scientists along the way. 10% of profits from your purchase will be donated to this restoration effort.

Nancy Caruso holding green abalone (Haliotis fulgens) off the coast of California.

Growing juvenile abalone. Once they reach adulthood, they’ll be released into the wild along southern California’s coast.

High school student divers trained by Nancy to participate in the abalone restoration efforts.

The next generation of scientists measuring abalone in their classroom nursery.

Photos used to create this print were taken by Alyssa Frederick, a PhD researcher, science advocate and communicator. Her PhD research focuses on how disease and temperature stress affect abalone.

Made from recycled materials

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - VISIT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT PAGE HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Customer Reviews

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They are AWESOME

I already had the tights, I’m so glad you are doing shorts now. Love the graphics, love the pockets, love the quality. Love your mission in giving back to ocean conservation. I’m planning on getting more as I build my collection. Well done!

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I.H.
Stunning, lovely details & quality

Stunning, generous fit, fabulous details like the pockets! Well considered design. Fast shipping to Europe but you may get heavy taxes. Company is fast to respond to emails.

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H.
I'm obsessed!

These shorts are incredible. I just came back from a 7 day camping trip and these were the only shorts I wore because honestly none of my other shorts are nearly as comfortable as these. They're the perfect length to stay cool without feeling like you might be over exposed, and your thighs don't rub together in the heat! The pockets are excellent and I find the waistband really flattering too. Also, the pattern is fantastic and super vivid. I'm so glad I picked these up!

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S.
Great Fit

I love the longer length of these shorts, and the pockets make them extra special! The high waist band is a personal fave of mine.

J
J.H.
Love these shorts

I really love these shorts, I would buy more If they would make this short in the other designs.

J
J.
Great shorts

I love everything about these shorts....the beautiful print, the high quality fabric and the length. They are perfect for all water sports and biking.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
100%
(11)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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A.L.
They are AWESOME

I already had the tights, I’m so glad you are doing shorts now. Love the graphics, love the pockets, love the quality. Love your mission in giving back to ocean conservation. I’m planning on getting more as I build my collection. Well done!

I
I.H.
Stunning, lovely details & quality

Stunning, generous fit, fabulous details like the pockets! Well considered design. Fast shipping to Europe but you may get heavy taxes. Company is fast to respond to emails.

H
H.
I'm obsessed!

These shorts are incredible. I just came back from a 7 day camping trip and these were the only shorts I wore because honestly none of my other shorts are nearly as comfortable as these. They're the perfect length to stay cool without feeling like you might be over exposed, and your thighs don't rub together in the heat! The pockets are excellent and I find the waistband really flattering too. Also, the pattern is fantastic and super vivid. I'm so glad I picked these up!

S
S.
Great Fit

I love the longer length of these shorts, and the pockets make them extra special! The high waist band is a personal fave of mine.

J
J.H.
Love these shorts

I really love these shorts, I would buy more If they would make this short in the other designs.

J
J.
Great shorts

I love everything about these shorts....the beautiful print, the high quality fabric and the length. They are perfect for all water sports and biking.