Arcturididae Maxi Silk Chiffon Scarf
The science story. TheSeamount Collection feature Arcturididae. This little and funky creature is a new species and we are sharing this news with you in fashion before it's published in science. This is a world first! How cool is that? I think you'll fall in love with this beautiful and quirky animal like we did.
Inspired by benthic macrofauna living in the South-West Indian Ridge (SWIOR), the Arcturididae series will take you to some of the most remote places on Earth.
Benthic macrofauna are small animals that live on or near the seabed and are generally a few centimetres to ~300 micrometres in size. The South-West Indian Ridge is a chain of seamounts located along the seafloor between the south-west Indian Ocean and the south-east Atlantic Ocean.
These beautiful alien-looking organisms is a crustacean living among hard corals in the deep sea. Their fascinating bodies mimic coral polyps. They are a commensal species, meaning that one organism benefits from the other without harming it.
This Arcturididae (Arcturides new species) was found living on an Octocoral on Sapmer seamount on 07/12/2011.
Lat [dd mm ss.sss] Long [dd mm ss.sss] Depth (m)
36° 48’ 06.390 52° 06’ 52.453 444m
"There are still places in the ocean environment that have not yet been discovered, and the effects of pollution and overfishing could, in fact, be destroying populations or species that have not even been seen before, or devastating ecosystems we know nothing about."
Natalia Serpetti, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics - OGS, Trieste, Italy.
You can read the complete science story behind the collection and see the film on our blog page.
Merging fashion, sustainability and science. This is a sustainable product showcasing a design inspired by nature. Look great, discover the unseen beauty of the ocean and support important environmental research. Ten precent (10%) of our profits go towards marine research institutions and ocean literacy programmes. By wearing your scarf and sharing the story, you actively become an ocean advocate and give your planet a voice.
Your scarf celebrates design, craftsmanship and the beauty of the planet.
Size & Composition - 100% silk chiffon. Hand-rolled edges. Designed and printed in the UK. Finished by hand in Italy. Size: 140cm x 200cm, Dry clean only.
Comes inside a plastic-free, embossed Crùbag gift box with the booklet sharing the science story. Free UK standard shipping. Worldwide shipping.