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James B. (Philadelphia, PA, US)
Perfect Cap to complete the perfect look.

Fits great and looks amazing.
Matches perfectly with any of the other whale shark patterned clothes and is the best way to take the cause away from the water and into more everyday situations.

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Whale Shark Warrior Recycled Hat

10% of profits donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Characteristic spots and stripes adorn the largest fish in the sea forming an intricate pattern, like a warrior painted for battle. Scientists use these distinctive markings to identify individual whale sharks. Like a fingerprint, each is as unique and special as the last.

    1. 6 panel, structured trucker design
    2. Uniquely printed and embroidered front panels that are chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant and made from recycled polyester
    3. Moisture absorption and sweat releasing sweatband fabric made from recycled polyester
    4. Recycled, breathable white mesh back
    5. Recycled, adjustable snap-back
    6. Slightly curved, recycled brim
  • Body fabric, trucker mesh, sweatband fabric, inside taping and thread (stitching, embroidery): 100% recycled polyester

    Top button, visor brim and snapback: 100% recycled polyethylene

    Sweatband interior padding foam: 65% polyether polyglyeol 35% toluene diisocyanate

    Sweatband interior padding mesh:100% polypropylene

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY THE LARGEST FISH IN THE SEA,THE WHALE SHARK (RHINCODON TYPUS)

Marine Megafauna Foundation LogoWhale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within. Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance.

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within. Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance.

Photo by Simon Pierce of The Marine Megafauna Foundation

Photo by The Madagascar Whale Shark Project

Research into the lives of these gentle giants can help us to manage their populations and keep these magnificent fish in the ocean where they belong. The Marine Megafauna Foundation is one group that is helping to shed light on the population structure, migratory patterns and the conservation requirements of these threatened sharks. Created in 2009, they aim to research, protect and conserve the large populations of marine megafauna (large marine species) found along the Mozambican coastline. Almost all whale sharks encountered by divers are juveniles and most are males. Where the school-bus-sized mature sharks swim, what they eat and where the females give birth has long been a mystery, however their team is now very close to making these discoveries. 10% of profits from your purchase will go to the Marine Megafauna Foundation for satellite tags that are needed to track the movements of these large female whale sharks.

Made from recycled materials

*Sweatband interior padding is not currently recycled.

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - visit our sustainability page here to learn more

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James B. (Philadelphia, PA, US)
Perfect Cap to complete the perfect look.

Fits great and looks amazing.
Matches perfectly with any of the other whale shark patterned clothes and is the best way to take the cause away from the water and into more everyday situations.

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