By thesanfranciscoegotist / /
The Monterey Bay Aquarium asked Hub San Francisco, their AOR, to come up with an idea that would “stop people” and make them think about the problem of plastic in the ocean. We think this giant blue whale will do the trick.
The life-sized mammal – 82 feet long – was created out of locally-sourced plastic trash and debuted on October 13th near Golden Gate Bridge on Crissy Field. Based on the hundreds of Facebook and Instagram photos we saw people posting about this, it clearly did its job of getting people to stop.
Sad fact: A blue whale can weigh about 300,000 pounds – the approximate amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean every nine minutes.