Giant ‘Dead Whale’ Is Haunting Reminder of Massive Plastic Pollution Problem

Giant Dead Whale Is Haunting Reminder of Massive Plastic Pollution Problem
Vince Cinches

Greenpeace Philippines sent a strong message about plastic pollution with a giant “Dead Whale” art exhibit this month in Naic, Cavite.

The 50-foot long whale replica, which was created from plastic waste, was positioned on the beach near the shoreline in Manila Bay.

“Listen to the dead whale’s wake-up call, look closer and see what plastic pollution does to the ocean,” Greenpeace Philippines wrote on Facebook about the campaign.

“We hope that this installation encourages the public to take action and #RefusePlastic.”

Biboy Royong, creative director of the “Dead Whale” project, said the art exhibit was inspired by a 38-foot juvenile sperm whale that died in December 2016 on Samal Island in Davao del Norte.

It was reported that the whale died after ingesting plastic, fish net, hook, rope and steel wire.

“We based its shape, color, texture, size and proportion on pictures of real beached whales,” he added.

“We even chose to show a decomposing whale so we played more with the textures on its skin using plastic trash we have collected. We wanted to surprise the community in the area. For it to work, we had to carefully craft a realistic dead whale.”

Giant Dead Whale Is Haunting Reminder of Massive Plastic Pollution Problem 1
Vince Cinches

Many who saw the whale on the beach did believe it was real, and the reaction has been similar to photos posted online.

“Most disturbing thing that I have seen in my life!” wrote one person on Greenpeace Philippines’ Facebook page.

“That is so outrageous and horrible, that it almost looks fake,” wrote Keven on this post on the 5Gyres Facebook page.

There was an environmental projection that by 2050, if we don’t stop polluting our waters, there could be more ocean wastes than marine life,” Royong told Spot.

In addition to the art exhibit, an online petition was launched calling on “the ASEAN member states to take concrete measures against plastics pollution in the high seas.”

Giant 'Dead Whale' Is Haunting Reminder of Massive Plastic Pollution ProblemLearn more here: http://bit.ly/2qJPRgU

Posted by EcoWatch on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sourceecowatch

Find us here

Get news from the CSGLOBE in your inbox each weekday morning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors/source and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSGLOBE or its staff.

Paid content

China Is Turning The Rainforest Into Cheap Furniture For The U.S.

Driven by American demand for cheap furniture, China has become the greatest importer of illegal timber. The...

Bill Gates Admits to Chemtrails

Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering ( Chemtrails ) Geo-engineers are finally coming out of the “chemtrail” closet, as reports are now...

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in...

What's New Today

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases ‘have stabilized’

Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday that coronavirus...

Five bombshells about Trump from Bolton ‘s book

Excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton ’s book about his time in the Trump administration...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...

MOST READ

What Is Agenda 21? Depopulation of 95% of the World By 2030

Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95%...

Alien Base for Giants Discovered in the Bucegi Mountains

In the summer of 2003, in an unexplored area of the Bucegi Mountains, a team from Zero Department (a top secret section of the...

Putin has Banned Rothschild and His New World Order Banking Cartel Family from Entering Russian Territory

As of recently, Russian president Vladimir Putin took yet another decision for his country. "Under any circumstances", the Rothschild family is banned from entering Russian territory. Along...

China Is Turning The Rainforest Into Cheap Furniture For The U.S.

Driven by American demand for cheap furniture, China has become the greatest importer of illegal timber. The...

Climate change will make the subway ‘dangerously hot’

Expert panel to warn of ‘dangerously hot’ On NYC subway platforms Flooding isn't the only threat to New York's trains Climate change doesn't just heighten the...

Ghost Cat Gone: Eastern Cougar Officially Declared Extinct

Say good-bye to the “ghost cat.” This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially declared the eastern cougar (Puma concolor couguar) to be...

Ecuador Set To Sell One Third Of Pristine Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

In a move that could simultaneously ease the debt of Ecuador and deliver a huge blow to rainforest conservation efforts, Ecuador is set to...

Another Brick In The Wall – Modern Education and the System of Deception

Like many things — the food industry, the medical-pharmaceutical establishment, the mainstream media – the hidden corporate/bankers who control our governments have also standardized the education system through funding. Many...

Flashback: Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Supports Monsanto

As Hillary Clinton gears up to enter the 2016 presidential race as announced today by her beyond viral Twitter post, we are reminded of...

NASA – The Square Hole On The Sun

What's up with the square hole in the Sun? A NASA spacecraft has made a surprising find on the surface of the sun: a square-shaped...

How Our Society Is Totally Backwards – The Paradox Of Our Age

The following is an excerpt of “The Paradox of Our Age,” from Words Aptly Spoken, by Bob Moorehead. It perfectly sums up everything that...