Diamond Squid T-Shirt
The Diamond Squid T-Shirt with the photo of a Thysanoteuthis (Thysanoteuthis rhombus) rhombus photographed by underwater photographer Katherine Lu.
It is also called Calamaro DIamante and is alive all over the world, both in tropical and subtropical seas and owes its name to the particular shape of the fins that run along the mantle that give it a rhombus / diamond shape.
A diamond of nature precious not only for its shape but also for the very particular colors that its skin takes on to communicate its moods.
There are many details of this cephalopod:
- the Diamond Squid is the only species of cephalopod to be monogamous throughout its life that lasts a year, as if to say … “a diamond is forever”.
- It lays its eggs in alternating periods throughout the year in tropical seas.
- The eggs are laid in large gelatinous cylinders.
- It can reach the length of 1 meter and the weight of 30 kg.
Our Diamond Squid T-Shirt speaks of nature, beauty, emotions, freedom in living following a green philosophy.
Katherine Lu tells us how she made the photo of the diamond squid
This photograph was taken during blackwater dive in open ocean where the ocean bottom is more than 200 metres below. Every night the great vertical migration occurs in the ocean where creatures that live in the deep mesopelagic layers migrate up to the shallower epipelagic zone, returning to depth before dawn. I was very fortunate to have a rare encounter with the diamond squid also known as the rhomboid squid (Thysanoteuthis rhombus). This squid was not very large, and was perhaps a juvenile, but incredibly beautiful as it put on a show of lights and colours for me. While my encounter was very brief I was lucky enough to be able to capture this image before it disappeared into the darkness.
La Men’s Diamond Squid T-Shirt is made with OEKO-TEX certified cotton, ecological fabric, meaning that no chemical dyes were used during the processing of the cotton and the coloring. The fabric is therefore free of substances potentially harmful to the person who wears them.
Composition 100% Cotone
Water temperature not above 30°C
Do not tumble dry
Do not dryclean
Do not bleach
Maximum temperature 110°C
Do not iron printed decoration [/col]