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People Were Surprised to Find This Giant Whale on The Banks of The Seine River in Paris

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  • On Saturday morning in Paris, a sperm whale appeared on the banks of the Seine river in Paris.

    sculpture of sperm whale on banks of the Seine river

  • Locals and tourists alike shared photos of the unusual phenomenon, trying to figure out how it got there:

    Paris tourists taking pics of the beached whale
    Via Instagram

  • Tweet by Julien Kerduff after seeing the whale in Paris
    Via Instagram

  • WAFB tweet about the whale sculpture in Paris
    Via Instagram

  • The dead whale, although it looks incredibly convincing, is a completely fabricated art installation brought to the romantic city of Paris to stir feelings and raise awareness about sperm whales and humanity's disruption of the ecological system.

    Wide angle shot of the dead sperm whale sculpture in Paris river
    Via Chron

    The whale, named Captain Boomer (inspired by the character from the novel Moby Dick) was brought to Paris by the Captain Boomer Collective, a Dutch art collective that uses the whale model as a means to spread awareness and educate people around the world about whales and the effects we have on their habitat.


  • Everybody just loved the idea!

    Tweet by Jennifer about how the dead whale even had an authentic smell
    Via twitter

    More details about Captain Boomer collective you can find here


  • Rina Muasaroh tweets that the dead whale sculpture was a great way to develop environmental awareness
    Via twitter
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