The North Atlantic Right Whale That Lived Many Times
2019 Right Whales, K-3, Art
I created this artwork because I really want to do something to help endangered North Atlantic right whales who are vulnerable to many factors caused by human beings. I used watercolor and color pencils to finish my artwork. A book I read, “The Cat Who Lived a Million Times,” inspired my creation of this artwork. I created a right whale who had present and past lives. He died many times, and lived many times. One day he was shot to death by a fisherman’s pike during the whale hunting season. Another time he was entangled in fishing gear and starved to death. Because he was a slow swimmer, he once collided with a sightseeing boat and died of serious injuries. He also likes to swim near the coast, and since people dumped garbage into the sea, he swallowed lots of plastic bags, light bulbs, soda cans, etc., which caused his sickness and death afterwards. He lived and died many times; however, he never lived his full lifespan of 70 years. How he wished for a peaceful life in a clean ocean without interruption by human beings! I have learned through my exploration of North Atlantic right whales that human beings shouldn’t pollute the ocean and all the boats should stay away from the right whales. The action that I will personally take now to protect North Atlantic right whales is to make the environment clean and never dump any garbage on the beach.