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Jo Gadd (Citrus Heights, CA, US)
Absolutely love all my Waterlust purchases

The fabric is really lovely, can hang out on the beach, go paddling, do a workout and feel super comfortable all the while

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Alyson Vanderveen (Huntington Beach, CA, US)
Nice but not for me

I have the abalone 8”short which I absolutely love. These fit differently. The rise fit lower, the material both squeezed my legs but got really baggy everywhere else and gave me horrible camel toe. They had to go back.

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Rebecca (Fort Lauderdale, FL, US)
So comfortable and cute

Love that there are pockets. These bike shorts are perfectly lightweight and a good length. I am very short (5’1), and the length isn’t too long. I got an XS, and have a 24in waist. The bike shorts were a bit loose, especially when used to swim in. If they made a smaller size, they would be perfect! Overall, very high quality and I recommend.

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Jordan Caravas (Newport News, VA, US)

Absolutely perfect!

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Emily (Brunswick, ME, US)

They fit perfect. Love the pockets. Definitely going to get a pair of the shorter shorts next

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Maureen Kuban (Portsmouth, NH, US)
Wonderful

Perfect fit, feels wonderful, love the feel of fabric!

Spotted Eagle Ray 8 Inch Shorts

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10% of profits donated to Mote Marine Laboratory

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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

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY the spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)

Photos by Robert Stansfield

Mote Marine Lab Logo10% of profits from your purchase will go directly toward the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sharks & Rays Conservation Research Program, to study the conservation, ecology and movement patterns of spotted eagle rays in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Founded by Eugenie Clark in 1955 , the program has been a leader in advancing the causes of shark and ray conservation worldwide. In 2009, Mote researchers initiated their conservation research project on the life history, reproduction, and population status of the spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari), a protected species in Florida but vulnerable in the rest of its range.

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.

Photo by Andy Deitsch/ Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote researchers tag spotted eagle rays to collect data on their life history, reproduction, and population status. Photo by Conor Goulding/ Mote Marine Laboratory

Photo by Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote biologists have sampled, tagged and released hundreds of spotted eagle rays off the Southwest Florida coast to gain a better understanding of their biology, population structure and migratory patterns in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Spotted Eagle Ray Project goals are two-fold:

  1. In collaboration with project partners, Mote biologists are collecting data to characterize the population structure, biology and ecology of this ray in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Western Atlantic.
  2. Mote biologists are engaging with community and citizen scientists to “rays” public awareness, enhance conservation capacity and improve educational outreach about spotted eagle rays and other marine rays around the world.

Photos by Conor Goulding/ Mote Marine Laboratory

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

Based on 20 reviews
85%
(17)
5%
(1)
10%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Jo Gadd (Citrus Heights, CA, US)
Absolutely love all my Waterlust purchases

The fabric is really lovely, can hang out on the beach, go paddling, do a workout and feel super comfortable all the while

A
Alyson Vanderveen (Huntington Beach, CA, US)
Nice but not for me

I have the abalone 8”short which I absolutely love. These fit differently. The rise fit lower, the material both squeezed my legs but got really baggy everywhere else and gave me horrible camel toe. They had to go back.

R
Rebecca (Fort Lauderdale, FL, US)
So comfortable and cute

Love that there are pockets. These bike shorts are perfectly lightweight and a good length. I am very short (5’1), and the length isn’t too long. I got an XS, and have a 24in waist. The bike shorts were a bit loose, especially when used to swim in. If they made a smaller size, they would be perfect! Overall, very high quality and I recommend.

J
Jordan Caravas (Newport News, VA, US)

Absolutely perfect!

E
Emily (Brunswick, ME, US)

They fit perfect. Love the pockets. Definitely going to get a pair of the shorter shorts next

M
Maureen Kuban (Portsmouth, NH, US)
Wonderful

Perfect fit, feels wonderful, love the feel of fabric!

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