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Spotted Eagle Ray 8 Inch Shorts

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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

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 spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)

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.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sharks & Rays Conservation Research Program

“The partnership between Waterlust and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is a brilliant way to marry eco-friendly practices with eco-friendly people, like Mote scientists! When you purchase Waterlust spotted eagle ray products, you are giving back to Mote Marine Laboratory research programs that are ultimately helping conserve our ocean habitat.”

Haley Burleson, Community Event Coordinator / Social Media Manager

the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sharks & Rays Conservation Research Program

Customer Reviews

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Allie Stiffler (Miami, FL, US)

Spotted Eagle Ray 8 Inch Shorts

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T.T. (Grand Rapids, MI, US)
Order up one or two sizes

My measurements put me at XS but I never wear XS, so I ordered S. They have a few different guides for size on the website and none of it helped because it made me think S would work. The items are not stretchy. Technically they fit, I was able to put them on, but the top made my DD chest extremely flat and the bottoms squeezed everything up onto my belly. Not attractive or comfortable at all. I will return for a larger size.

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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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