Whale Entanglement

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This drawing is one of a series I did about issues facing whale populations today. This one is about the entanglement in fishing lines and nets that affects so many whales and other sea creatures. The whales are bound in the nets, can’t come up for air, and drown. Or the plastic lines cut through their bodies, slowly over time, an excruciatingly painful process.

Along with the other artists of Dalvero Academy, I will be showing my work in an exhibit at Mystic Seaport, commemorating the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, and highlighting the restored whale-ships new mission: to bring attention to whales and issues of ocean conservation. The exhibit opens in late November – stay tuned for details.

posted by Veronica

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