A print that shell-ebrates the coolest marine reptile in the ocean

$65

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. 

*With the exception of XL, the latest batch came in smaller than expected. We recommend sizing up for all other sizes.

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Elements

86% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester), 14% lycra, giving 10 post-consumer plastic bottles a positive future. 100% awesome!  Printed using dye-sublimation, an environmentally friendly process which uses no water and minimizes waste.

Built with a 50+ Ultraviolet Protection Factor to keep your largest organ safe from that giant fireball in the sky! No sunscreen required.

Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for superior shape retention. We're talking to you yogis, let's see you drop Trikanasana on a SUP!.

Sorbtek fiber technology for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability. Get wet, get dry, stay stoked!

Built to stay put for the active Waterluster. Wide waistband for added security or fold over for a lower rise. Bottom line, when you huck a gainer off a cliff, these puppies ain't goin' nowhere!


Giving Back

Dr. Fuentes with loggerhead turtle captured in Crystal River for population structure study. Photo by Matt Ware.

Dr. Fuentes with loggerhead turtle captured in Crystal River for population structure study. Photo by Matt Ware.

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 the FSU 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.

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.

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

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.


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