Premium Comfort Shirt – 100% Cotton Ultra lightweight, super soft and quick dry material.
This is one of the coolest design we have in our collection. The shirt is imprinted on both the front and the back.
This shirt reminds everyone who sees it about the global problem that is affecting the Manta Rays.
The world’s population of manta rays has been rapidly declining. “The past decade has seen significant declines in both number and size of manta rays landed in primary fishery sites in Indonesia, Mozambique, India and Thailand. M. birostris has all but disappeared from the Sea of Cortez. Fishermen in the Philippines reported a 50% decline in manta ray landings from the 1960s to 1990s, and in Sri Lanka, fishermen also reported declines in catches.Manta and mobula gill rakers are promoted as a cure for a wide array of ailments from chickenpox to cancer in some Chinese communities. Gill rakers are sold primarily in Chinese markets and directly marketed by importers from the hub of the trade in Guangzhou, Southern China. Guangzhou trade is as much as 99% of the global market. Market analysis suggests total annual gill raker trade volume in excess of 61,000 kg (and perhaps as high as 80,000 kg) with an estimated value of US$11.3 million per year.” Source: Manta Ray of Hope.
As divers, this is our way of supporting the efforts of these non-profit organizations who do so much to save these beautiful creatures and bring awareness to the public. Thank you for your support.