I remember the first time I witnessed a large ocean creature, beached high and dry rotting and rolling in the surf line. It was a large leatherback turtle, over five hundred pounds, she had expired either from old age or illness. that was in the late seventies and it was in the Atlantic on Breezy Point, New York, right in front of our small beach cottage. I had to be in my early teens and it seemed surreal seeing this large deceased reptile right where I swam everyday. I remember the scientists and biologists all came to the scene to determine cause of death and get tissue samples. The Belgian Art Collective, Captain Boomer is displaying a plexiglass leviathan along with fake scientists at London’s International Festival of the Arts for all people to witness this often sad event of beached sea creatures for those never having the first hand experience. Click her for article!
belgian art collective is helping bring awareness to the plight of beached whales through art!