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Sea Turtle Survivor Sun Suit

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10% of profits donated to the Marine Turtle Research Ecology and Conservation Group at FSU

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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 (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

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 theFSU 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)

SEE THEM IN ACTION ON OUR INSTAGRAM - USE @WATERLUST TO BE FEATURED


Customer Reviews

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Nice

Fit was fine and the material is sturdy. I will need it

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Turtle shell suit

This is the best thing I ever bought. I love turtles! I love to swim. Quality is great. It is a heavy fabric. I'm in the Northeast of US so we have cold ocean water. Perfect. Fits great. I have a long torso and usually have trouble with one pieces. 5'4" ( long torso) 138 lb. Got the small. Perfect fit. Love. Love. Love.

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s.w.t.
really thick hot material

Nice pattern, all.of the stuff i ordered is really thick and hot and not as forgiving as a swimsuit when trying to move around. The recycled materials makes it almost like a wetsuit. Great for using for cold water surfing or snorkeling but in any heat you are gonna suffer and becomes hot and uncomfortable.

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B.L.

I loveeee my new suit. The colors are vibrant, the material is durable, I love the thumb holes and the quality of the zipper. I was super impressed. It fits true to size too! I ordered a M and I'm 5'4 about 150lbs.

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T.W.

I'm pretty sure that this is the best swim suit I have ever owned. Just did the first official test run and am happy to report that it is everything I wanted it to be. Very soft and comfortable, sleeves are long and don't ride up, neckline isn't tight and overall it provides excellent sun protection. This helped me use way less sunscreen overall without sacrificing protection which means less potentially harmful chemicals leeching into our water and impacting marine life! I love that the bottom is very slightly cheeky! I tried pairing this suit with a regular bikini top underneath and a sports bra - either worked well to provide some support and coverage. Ordered a size S (5'7", 130lbs) and it fit perfectly. Won't be leaving home without this!

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
80%
(4)
0%
(0)
20%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
D.N.
Nice

Fit was fine and the material is sturdy. I will need it

R
R.
Turtle shell suit

This is the best thing I ever bought. I love turtles! I love to swim. Quality is great. It is a heavy fabric. I'm in the Northeast of US so we have cold ocean water. Perfect. Fits great. I have a long torso and usually have trouble with one pieces. 5'4" ( long torso) 138 lb. Got the small. Perfect fit. Love. Love. Love.

s
s.w.t.
really thick hot material

Nice pattern, all.of the stuff i ordered is really thick and hot and not as forgiving as a swimsuit when trying to move around. The recycled materials makes it almost like a wetsuit. Great for using for cold water surfing or snorkeling but in any heat you are gonna suffer and becomes hot and uncomfortable.

B
B.L.

I loveeee my new suit. The colors are vibrant, the material is durable, I love the thumb holes and the quality of the zipper. I was super impressed. It fits true to size too! I ordered a M and I'm 5'4 about 150lbs.

T
T.W.

I'm pretty sure that this is the best swim suit I have ever owned. Just did the first official test run and am happy to report that it is everything I wanted it to be. Very soft and comfortable, sleeves are long and don't ride up, neckline isn't tight and overall it provides excellent sun protection. This helped me use way less sunscreen overall without sacrificing protection which means less potentially harmful chemicals leeching into our water and impacting marine life! I love that the bottom is very slightly cheeky! I tried pairing this suit with a regular bikini top underneath and a sports bra - either worked well to provide some support and coverage. Ordered a size S (5'7", 130lbs) and it fit perfectly. Won't be leaving home without this!