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Sara B (Beverly, MA, US)
Perfect fit and comfort

I got these for my partner, and I was impressed with the quality of the fabric and the excellent fit. I was worried the XL size was going to be too big, but they fit perfectly.

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Pittsburgh Bean (Scottdale, PA, US)
Love everything about it

I have only tried these on, but I love them. Bought them for swimming, and hope they stay on well in water. Love the pattern and TWO pockets. I am 150 pounds with straight hips and most of my weight around the middle. I usually wear a size 10 or 12, and the large fits well. I wish there was a tankini option to go with these.

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Gavriela B (San Juan, PR)
Beautiful print, comfy set!

I bought both the shorts and sport bra in whale shark print. They are very comfortable, especially the top! I use the set for jogging, swimming and even leisure wear. The print is so adorable and the cause is amazing !

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Cara Monaco (Las Vegas, NV, US)
Love them!

They are a tiny bit smaller than I’d like on me, which results in the band rolling a bit. But I think that’s more about my body than anything else. I love the look and they’re comfortable. I’d wear them everyday if I could. If you’re hesitant about the size id size up.

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Amy Walker (Wenatchee, WA, US)

PERFECT!! Thank you for what you do!

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Amber D.
Love love love it!

Am I going around telling everyone I am a whale shark? Yes, yes I am! So comfortable and the fit is perfect. The pockets are a nice plus! It arrived quickly and loved the presentation. Cannot wait to this our next time we go dive!

Whale Shark Warrior 4 Inch Shorts

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10% of profits donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

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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. 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. 4' inseam with longer length in the back to flatter your curves while keeping you covered
    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

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

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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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
94%
(17)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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Sara B (Beverly, MA, US)
Perfect fit and comfort

I got these for my partner, and I was impressed with the quality of the fabric and the excellent fit. I was worried the XL size was going to be too big, but they fit perfectly.

P
Pittsburgh Bean (Scottdale, PA, US)
Love everything about it

I have only tried these on, but I love them. Bought them for swimming, and hope they stay on well in water. Love the pattern and TWO pockets. I am 150 pounds with straight hips and most of my weight around the middle. I usually wear a size 10 or 12, and the large fits well. I wish there was a tankini option to go with these.

G
Gavriela B (San Juan, PR)
Beautiful print, comfy set!

I bought both the shorts and sport bra in whale shark print. They are very comfortable, especially the top! I use the set for jogging, swimming and even leisure wear. The print is so adorable and the cause is amazing !

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Cara Monaco (Las Vegas, NV, US)
Love them!

They are a tiny bit smaller than I’d like on me, which results in the band rolling a bit. But I think that’s more about my body than anything else. I love the look and they’re comfortable. I’d wear them everyday if I could. If you’re hesitant about the size id size up.

A
Amy Walker (Wenatchee, WA, US)

PERFECT!! Thank you for what you do!

A
Amber D.
Love love love it!

Am I going around telling everyone I am a whale shark? Yes, yes I am! So comfortable and the fit is perfect. The pockets are a nice plus! It arrived quickly and loved the presentation. Cannot wait to this our next time we go dive!

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