A plastic whale is attempting to demonstrate the magnitude of plastic pollution in the Earth’s oceans to Bay Area residents. Made entirely out of plastic waste, the 82-foot-long blue whale is on display at Crissy Field in San Francisco.
A blue whale can weigh as much as 300,000 pounds, which is the amount of plastic that is dumped in the ocean every nine minutes, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The whale was built in part by the Monterey Bay Aquarium as well as Bay Area artists and organizations, including the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Make a trip to Crissy Field between October 13, 2018 and January 13, 2019 for your chance to see the enormous plastic whale.
WHEN: October 13, 2018 - January 13, 2019
WHERE: Crissy Field, San Francisco
PARKING: Hamilton Street Parking