Playful Dugong | Premium Tee | Tee | Ryukyu Rising
Playful Dugong | Premium Tee | Tee | Ryukyu Rising
Playful Dugong | Premium Tee | Tee | Ryukyu Rising

Playful Dugong | Premium Tee

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It is said that these gentle and lovable creatures used to fool lonely sailors into mistaking them for mermaids.



There's nothing bad to be said by these beautiful souls though. They may grow to up to be 1000 lbs, but that's 1000 lbs of pure love, baby.

The Dugongs are a distant relative to the manatees. They are famous in Okinawa for inhabiting the beautiful of Henoko Bay grazing peacefully in the vast meadows of seagrass.

Currently, the Dugong have found themselves in the center of turmoil between the local Okinawans and the U.S. Military who occupy the island. The U.S. military are trying to expand their U.S. bases on Okinawa over the Henoko Bay, driving out all the Dugongs from the ocean waters of Okinawa island. In 1997 there were only about 50 Dugong left in Okinawa, currently, the number has gone down to 3.

At Ryukyu Rising, we wanted to give homage to our favorite sea mermaid with our exclusive Playful Dugong design to remind us that our choices as humans leave a lasting effect on our surroundings.