This bracelet is handmade in Costa Rica by local women artisans of the El Jobo fishing community with the hope to promote the love they feel for the ocean with everybody who wears it.
It has a 925 Sterling Silver Devil Ray in the front and a Stainless Steel BSRC logo on the back. It is made with a silk cord and is carefully tied together with parachute knots that resemble the Costa Rican flag. It is size adjustable and comes in several colors for you to choose from!
Munk’s Devil Ray (Mobula munkiana) was first described by Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara in 1987, when he studied the diversity of rays in Baja California, México, and named this species after his supervisor and renowned oceanographer Walter Munk, who sadly passed away only recently. Devil Rays are still poorly studied but are considered Near Threatened because of their international trade of meat, fins, and impact of incidental fisheries, such as shrimp trawling.
In Punta Descartes, Devil rays are often observed in huge groups of Hundreds off the coast, with the bordering individuals leaping and jumping out of the water, displaying their beautiful coloration of a purple-black back and white belly.
Between July and September, juveniles are often seen feeding on krill and invertebrates dispensed in the breaking waves close to the shore of El Jobo and Rajada. Munks Devil Rayas are likely migratory and connected to more distant populations in Mexico and the Galapagos Islands, but only further studies involving satellite telemetry will help to understand their unique natural history.
Note: We removed the beads on the back lines of the bracelet so you can choose to use it as a bracelet or ankle!