SICK WHALE

 

  A WHALE OF A CONSERVATION TALE SET IN OUR PLASTIC INFESTED OCEANS

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The adventures of John Storm and the Elizabeth Swann. John Storm is an ocean adventurer and conservationist. The Elizabeth Swann is a fast solar powered boat. During a race around the world, news of the sinking of a pirate whaling ship reaches John Storm and his mate Dan Hawk. They decide to abandon the race and try and save the whale. This is a modern Moby Dick, the twist being that there is a happy ending for everyone, even the whalers. Herman Melville would approve. This is a modern Moby Dick, the twist being that there is a happy ending for everyone featuring this $Billion Dollar Whale, even the whalers. Herman Melville would approve.

 

 

SHARK ATTACK <<<

 

In this chapter, John and Dan run some basic tests on Kulo Luna and discover that apart from her back injury, she is not well.

 

They think she has been poisoned. Baleen whales swallow their food whole and this giant whale has been swimming through plastic, ending with entanglement in the nets when they found her.

 

With their imaginations running wild, they recall stories of beached animals found dead with large quantities of plastic in their stomachs.

 

 

THE BRIEF

 

For this scene, aim for 2 pages (sides) and 5 illustrations, suggested as:

 

1. View from behind Dan and John, leaning on the aft handrail looking at Kulo Luna in the sea with her tail in the air.

2. Kulo Luna spraying a spout of water and air from her blowhole, and Dan and John reeling from the smell of her breath.

3. Kulo close to the aft of the Elizabeth Swan, her mouth open - when John can see plastic bags stuck in her baleen plates.

4. John looking worried, asking Dan what he knows about plastic waste.

5. Dan exclaiming to John: "She could have a blocked digestive system." [Caption: "They needed medical assistance right away."]

 

These headings are only to guide you - some of the person to person pictures can be smaller (6 to a page size or insets) - to help you to plan your layout if you fancy illustrating this Scene.

 

MEDICAL SOS >>>

 

 

 

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SCENE

DESCRIPTION

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Scene 1

Climate Change (optional)

1st Chapter

Scene 2

Sydney Australia

Scene 3

Bat Cave

Scene 4

Aleutian Islands

Scene 5

Pirates

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Scene 6

Solar Boat Race

2nd Chapter

Scene 7

Darwin to Adelaide

Scene 8

Six Pack

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Scene 9

Whaling Chase

3rd Chapter

Scene 10

Empty Ocean

Scene 11

$Billion Dollar Whale

Scene 12

Rash Move

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Scene 13

Off Course

4th Chapter

Scene 14

Shark Attack

Scene 15

Sick Whale

Scene 16

Medical SOS

Scene 17

Whale Nurse

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Scene 18

Storm Clouds

5th Chapter

Scene 19

The Coral Sea

Scene 20

Plastic Island

Scene 21

Media Hounds

Scene 22

Breach of Contract (optional)

Scene 23

Fraser Island

Scene 24

Congratulations

 

 

 

 

 

ENTRANT

DESCRIPTION

CAPTAIN

 

   

Elizabeth Swan

Solar/Wind powered trimaran

John Storm

Khufu Kraft

Solar powered trimaran

Abdullah Amir

Photon Planet

Solar powered trimaran

Lars Johansson

Seashine

Solar/Wind powered catamaran

Ben Jackson

Starlight

Solar/Wind trimaran

Sarah-Louise Jones

Sunriser

Solar/Wind powered catamaran

Jean Bardot

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 REFERENCE & RESEARCH

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9120921/sperm-whale-dead-beach-stomach-plastic-bags/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/dead-pregnant-whale-plastic-italy/
https://news.sky.com/feature/sky-ocean-rescue-a-plastic-whale-10917187

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46275742

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/whale-dies-88-pounds-plastic-philippines/

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABS - BIOMAGNIFICATION - CANCER - CARRIER BAGS - COTTON BUDS - DDT - FISHING NETS

HEAVY METALS - MARINE LITTER - MICROBEADS - MICRO PLASTICS - NYLON - OCEAN GYRES - OCEAN WASTE

 PACKAGING - PCBS - PET - PLASTIC - PLASTICS -  POLYCARBONATE - POLYSTYRENE - POLYPROPYLENE - POLYTHENE - POPS

  PVC - SHOES - SINGLE USE - SOUP - STRAWS - WATER

 

 

 

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