As UNDERSEA BIKINI is fighting for a HEALTHIER MARINE ECOSYSTEM, this year, we are donating a non-profit organization who is contributing their time and skill to conserve mobulid rays, their relatives, and their habitats, through a combination of research, education and collaboration. By purchasing our RAY top/bottom, 10% of the price supports MANTA TRUST.
WHY MANTA RAYS?
Many marine animals suffer the consequences of human activities and their lives are in danger. The same happens with these highly intelligent manta rays, which have arguably become some of the most threatened fish in our seas.
BETWEEN 50-99% DECLINE IN DEVIL RAY POPULATIONS SINCE 1993
Increasing human activities and use of waterways are putting added pressure on manta and devil rays. Injuries resulting from entanglement in fishing gear and boat strikes are very common in every monitored mobulid ray population across the globe. The ever-increasing plastic waste released into the oceans in now also posing a threat to mobulid rays. As filter-feeders, these animals may be susceptible to ingesting marine pollutants and microplastics, with their habitats often overlapping with microplastic pollution hostpots.
WHAT THEY DO?
Manta Trust is a UK registered charity that co-ordinates global mobulid research and conservation efforts. It was founded in order to turn the tide for these enigmatic rays, by co-ordinating global research and conservation efforts around manta rays, their relatives, and their habitats. Their goal is to create a sustainable future for the oceans, where manta rays can thrive in healthy, diverse marine ecosystems. They place considerable effort into raising awareness of the threats facing mantas by educating people about the solutions needed to conserve these animals, and the wider underwater world.
Your donation gives them the ability to research and care for these animals as well as raise awareness about ocean and marine ecosystems!
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