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Nurse Shark Nirvana Leggings

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Nurse sharks, Ginglymostoma cirratumknown, are known as the couch potato of the shark world. Up close, their skin appears as a stunning geometric mosaic of sand, copper and bronze tones. These diamond shaped structures are actually modified teeth, called dermal denticles. This tough exterior increases hydrodynamic efficiency and provides protection to sharks, though its shape and structure varies across species.

    1. Raw hem and internally stitched bar-tacks allow for customizable inseam lengths of 31”, 29”, 27”, 25”, and 23”. Crop to 7/8ths length or customize for your height. Learn how here.
    2. Streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, snacks or sunscreen
    3. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    4. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    5. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    6. Tag-less, wide waistband for comfort, added security and fold over option
    7. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
  • 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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We lovingly prepare each one of our orders for its journey to you using the best packaging materials we can find with the least environmental impact.

Free returns + exchanges

Free within the U.S. International orders must pay return postage. Exchanges orders can be placed immediately with an instant credit.

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We stand behind every product we make. If you have a problem, we will solve it with the relentless determination of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

Advocate Apparel Inspired by Nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum)

Nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) are globally classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as “Data Deficient”, with an unknown population trend, and thus, more research on their population size, distribution and trends, ecology, and threats is needed. Though they can grow up to 14 feet in length, they are slow-moving bottom-dwellers, inhabiting the warm, shallow waters of the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. Nurse sharks are particularly vulnerable to coastal fisheries and indirect coastal impacts from human activities, particularly in reef areas which constitute its main habitat.

Multiple research methods have shown that some species of sharks have declined in population by 90% or more during the last several decades in areas where they were formerly abundant. These declines are due to direct targeting in commercial fisheries, mostly for their fins and sometimes meat. Additionally, sharks are often caught unintentionally as bycatch in many other fisheries, caught and killed in some recreational fisheries (unlike catch and release), and may also be impacted by humans more indirectly through threats like habitat loss, pollution, and human-driven declines in the fish species sharks rely on for food.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami

"We are so proud of our collaboration with Waterlust. Not only does their support help enable our shark conservation research, but the apparel itself is a walking billboard for marine conservation. It's an opportunity to start a conversation about the wonders and perils faced by sharks and how the average person can help make a difference.”

Neil Hammerschlag, Ph.D.

the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami

Customer Reviews

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Beautiful product!

The design is even better than the picture. Quality feels great. I can't wait to wear them.

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Marti Richenstein (Margate, FL, US)

Great fit, true to size and great quality - I got the small and usually wear a size 2-4

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Alicia Whitcome (Howell, MI, US)
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I was so excited to get these. They’re a bit pricey but they’re made from recycled materials and a portion of my purchase goes to shark research SL it seems worth it to me. I like that the length is customizable, though I haven’t cut mine yet. The pockets are a great size and there’s one on each side. My only complain would be the waist band, I like how high it goes but it does roll down on me. Regardless I am excited to make future purchases.

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Shannon Bouhia (Jupiter, FL, US)
Perfect for divers!

I work on a dive boat as a dive master and LOVE these leggings! They give me the support I like and make getting into my wetsuit easy.

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Liezel Barraca (Seattle, WA, US)
Love these Nurse Shark leggings!

I love these v2 leggings - I'd purchased the first version of leggings in Tiger Shark and Mermaid Cammo, and they are good. But the latest version of these leggings is a little thicker, fits around the waist and hips better, and have pockets! As a petite woman, I also really appreciate the ability to easily hem these down by cutting straight across the ankles. For reference, I wear the size Strong, and I'm 5'1", with a 27-inch waist and 36-inch hips.

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Sandy (Solon, OH, US)
Great leggings, fair price and worth cause!

Love that these help conservation of sharks through the University of Miami Shark Research Lab. Absolutely great leggings, well designed, with pockets even. You can customize the length and the Nurse shark print is so cool. Love these!!!

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