Blue Whale

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My fascination for nature and sea life in particular never stops surprising me. Since I was a kid I have been amused by its mysteries and wonders, still today, I find myself continuously astonished when learning about them. Ocean's represent 90% of the Earth's biosphere but still, we know more about the Moon than the ocean, we only have explored between 5-7% of our oceans, which begs the question: How many sea life species remain unknown to us? The Blue Whale particularly fascinates me; it is the biggest animal that ever lived on our plane; up to 30 metres in length and with a maximum recorded weight of 173 tonnes. This huge mammal feeds almost exclusively on krill, crustaceans about 1–2 centimetres long. An adult blue whale can eat up to 40 million krill in a day, around 3,600 kilograms. How the biggest animal feeds on something so small illustrates the cycle of life and the connection between us all. For me, this animal is a very important reference representing this fragility and complexity of our ecosystem. This sculpture of a Blue Whale symbolises and represents the cycle of sea life, the global environment, its fragility and how our ecosystem is being endangered. This goal is achieved by representing the blue whale as an ambassador of the ocean.  

© 2021 Pablo Carrión.