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Sea Turtle Survival Sun Mask

The unique scalation on their carapace, flippers and head makes the sea turtle a geometric wonder of patterns and colors. Our print features the earthy tones of Chelonia mydas, commonly known as the green sea turtle, a mysterious and charismatic nomad of tropical and subtropical seas around the planet.

    1. UPF 50+ sun protection
    2. Lightweight fibers mechanically engineered for quick dry, and moisture wicking means easy to breathe and won’t fog your glasses
    3. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    4. Variety of versatile ways to wear in & out of the water. Keep your face and neck covered or hold your hair back
  • 92% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester), 8% lycra, giving 5 post-consumer plastic bottles a positive future.

    To learn more about this product's environmental impact, click here.

versatile protection from the sun

buff, head cover, hat, face cover, headband, face shield, sun shield, protect your face from the sun
buff, head cover, hat, face cover, headband, face shield, sun shield, protect your face from the sun

ADVOCATE APPAREL that shell-ebrates the coolest marine reptile in the ocean, the green sea turtle (chelonia mydas)

Dr. Fuentes with loggerhead turtle

A solitary species that rarely interacts with others outside of mating rituals, sea turtles struggle to survive from the day they hatch out of their egg. Sea turtle mortality rates are depressingly high, about 99% of juveniles will meet their demise before reaching sexual maturity. Dr. Mariana Fuentes is a marine conservation biologist at Florida State University and focuses her research on developing science-based solutions for the conservation and management of sea turtles. Her research group integrates field-based ecology with systematic conservation planning, decision theory approaches, climate modeling and applied qualitative and geographic spatial analysis to answer a series of ecological and management topics related to sea turtles.

10% of profits from your purchase will be donated to the FSU Marine Turtle Research, Ecology and Conservation Group, led by Dr. Mariana Fuentes, and will be used to fund two projects. The first initiative is to assess the effects that the recreational bay scallop fishery has on sea turtles in the Big Bend of Florida. Researchers will collect biological, ecological and spatial data on sea turtles in the region and use it to inform management practices to better protect these endangered species. The second is to increase night monitoring of St. George Island, Florida and to identify threats to turtles nesting there. The information gained will aid in identifying critical habitats and provide important information to better understand the size, nesting behaviors, and movements of sea turtles in the region.


Vessel transects to determine abundance and distribution of sea turtles in crystal river and exposure to recreational boaters. Photo by Matt Ware.

Measuring a green turtle in Crystal River. Photo by Matt Ware.

Collecting samples from a female loggerhead turtle in St George Island. Photo by Matt Ware.

All photographs were taken during research activities permitted by the National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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

Photo by Zachary Levitetz Photography (@surfzach)

Photo by Zachary Levitetz Photography (@surfzach)