Under the surface and across tees
cinder + salt is an eco-friendly clothing brand, specializing in sustainable casual apparel for guys, ladies, and kids. Their original silk-screened designs are created in a zero-waste print shop in Southington, Connecticut where they strive to keep processes transparent and low-impact. In celebration of all things salty and coastal, we’ve pulled together some aquatic highlights that thanks to cinder + salt are also wearable.
Not actually a whale, these are the Earth’s largest fish. And by large we mean the size of a school bus. Their mouths can stretch to more than 4 feet when it’s time to eat, but not to worry, these gentle giants don’t gobble anything larger than a small shrimp.
Eating machines. These little fellas have no teeth and no stomach, so they are constantly consuming food to keep up with their digestive system like hummingbirds of the sea. And chivalry isn’t dead—the male seahorse carries during pregnancy.
What we find onshore is just their skeletons. Live sand dollars are purple and quite hairy and the flower-like design you see is actually a set of tubes that allow for respiration. Often referred to as sea cookies. Do not eat though.
Imagine Fred Astair but with hundreds of tiny feet used to shuffle around the seafloor and covered in dangerous spines. And they can dance for 200 years if they’re left in the wild. Also, urchin or “urcheon” is a Middle English term for “hedgehog”. The more you know.
Masters of melody, humpback whales can carry a tune. They sing some of the most complex of all whale songs and are famous for their crooning. They do not take requests though.
These crustaceans do things a little differently than we do. They taste with their legs and chew with their stomachs, and pee out of their faces. They can also live up to 50 years in the wild. Oh, and it’s pronounced “lobstah”.
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Photography Credits: Thomas Kelley, Julian Paolo Dayag, Laura Summers, David Clode, & Dorothea Oldani