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Invasive Lionfish Sun Suit

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Known for their show stopping appearance, venomous spines, and voracious appetites, invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans & Pterois miles) are the first non-native marine fish to become established in the Atlantic. Lionfish pose a significant threat to local marine ecosystems due to widespread predation of native species, prolific reproduction, and lack of controlling predators.

    1. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    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. 100% chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    5. High neck collar, thumbholes at wrists, and medium back booty coverage
    6. Back zipper for easy entry, with a long paracord pull for easy zip up
    7. Raglan cut sleeves for great range of shoulder movement
    8. No shelf bra or padding. For more support, we suggest wearing a bikini top underneath
    9. Tag-less for comfort
  • Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Zipper: polyacetal resin (tough, high strength thermoplastic)

    Zipper pull: high tensile strength nylon paracord

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 Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans & Pterois miles)

Lionfish in their native range, from the South Pacific to the Red Sea, are an important part of the coral reef ecosystem and population numbers are kept in check through natural processes.

However, they are non-native to the Atlantic ocean and have become established as a harmful invasive species in this region, posing a significant threat to local marine ecosystems due to widespread predation on native species, prolific reproduction, and lack of controlling predators. Humans must intervene to reduce their impact in the invaded waters, and our Invasive Lionfish collection exists to promote action and awareness on this issue.

Beginning in the 1980s, two visually identical species of lionfish (Pterois miles and Pterois volitans) were introduced into the Atlantic via the US aquarium trade and have become the first non-native marine fish to become established in the Atlantic. Over the past decade, invasive lionfish densities in these non-native areas have exploded, as they have been documented along the entire US East Coast from Florida through Massachusetts, east to Bermuda, and south throughout the Caribbean. The expansion has been extremely rapid and exponential in scope.

5% of sales from your purchase of this product are donated to Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)

“REEF’s partnership with Waterlust embodies our mission to protect biodiversity and ocean life by engaging and inspiring the public. We are proud to be part of Waterlust’s advocate apparel family, and are excited to continue working together to advance awareness and understanding of invasive lionfish and other marine conservation initiatives.”

Dr. Alli Candelmo, Conservation Science Manager

Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)

Customer Reviews

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Amanda Staley (Columbus, OH, US)
Impressed

As a 6'1" female, I had given up on trying to wear one piece swimwear. So glad I gave this a try! The fabric is great quality, the sleeve length is perfect and the colors are vibrant. It is extremely comfortable and allows for a great range of motion. The size calculator tool on the site is helpful and accurate. Will definitely be ordering more gear!

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Sara P. (Milbank, SD, US)

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C. (Manassas, VA, US)
Way to go Angela

Not a review but a kudos for your beautiful model Angela who wore this outfit perfectly and showed the average modern woman that it is okay to be comfortable in whatever she chooses to wear. You look great Angela.

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Sandra Joran (Atlanta, GA, US)

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Beryn Harty (Summerland Key, FL, US)
Waterlust suit

The patterns are stunning. Unfortunately, I have a problem with the suit, which is in no way a fault of Waterlust, and is not a defect of manufacturing. I have had multiple surgeries on my neck, and the suit fits too snugly around my neck when zipped and worn properly with the zipper in the back. I can wear it with the zipper opening in the front, but then the thumb holes don't line up well, and the bottom edges of the suit aren't shaped to fold correctly when I move my legs.

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Patricia Delgado (St. Petersburg, FL, US)
Beautiful

Not only is the quality excellent, but it fit like a glove! I am usually a medium in bottoms and small in tops, but getting the small was fine (5’3” 115-118 lb). The material is thick, so I definitely feel that is helps block the rays. The pattern is vibrant and unique. I also of course feel good because it helps with conservation efforts. Love it!

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