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With wings of death
And crown of black
A sea monster more terrifying
Than any creature of the deep
Is this the epitome of man?
All pride for greedy production
So serene in self-destruction
If suicide is a crime
We would all be guilty


The Problem:


:bulletred: Bycatch is all the unwanted animals that accidentally get caught in fishing nets and lines. An estimated 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die as bycatch each year, because they are unable to escape when caught in nets. 100,000 albatrosses are killed by longline fisheries every year and because of this, many species are facing extinction. Bycatch victims also include sea turtles, sharks, and other marine mammals. www.greenpeace.org/internation…

:bulletred: More than 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fins. Endangering many species who have suffered a population decline of 90-99%. To put that in perspective, imagine 9 out of every 10 person you know is dead. In comparison, only a few people are killed each year by sharks. That’s right, more people die from falling coconuts than sharks. blogs.scientificamerican.com/e…

:bulletred: Globally 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles, and 1 million sea birds die every year from ingesting or becoming entangled in marine debris. www.seaturtlefoundation.org/th…

:bulletred: Oil spills happen everyday. About 20,000 oil spills are reported to the U.S. government annually, and that’s just America. It’s hard to estimate how many occur globally since not all spills are even reported. As long as we rely on fossil oil, spills will happen everyday and everywhere, but they happen so often that they don’t even make the news. Not only do the oil spills kill wildlife, but they also pollute the water and food chain, meaning the fish we eat contains toxins from the oil spills. www.good.is/post/big-oil-s-dir…

The Solution::



:bulletgreen: Pick up your trash. It’s not that hard. Don’t just throw plastic bags and other crap on the street. It’s going to get washed into the streams and oceans where it can choke and kill many endangered wildlife.

:bulletgreen: Recycle what you can. Those plastic bottles can be made into other things so don’t just trash them, recycle them.

:bulletgreen: Be conscious of what you eat. It’s nothing extreme like becoming a vegan. Helping endangered animals can be as simple as buying the right kind of seafood. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has many guides and free pocket books on which seafood is eco friendly to eat, and there are plenty of choices so it’s not the end of the world for your stomach, and better yet, it’s not going to be the end of the world for those endangered species. www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr…

:bulletgreen: Switch to a hybrid car if you can, or try to use more public transportation. You’ll save money on gas, and save the environment from toxic spills and global warming. Not only that, you can buy food from your local farmers market where food is locally grown, and not transported across the world by burning petroleum.

:bulletgreen: Lastly, spread the word. Education is the best cure. Many people don’t watch what they eat simply because they’re unaware of the environmental damage humans are causing. People need to understand that helping the environment is simply helping themselves. Once the over fished tuna goes extinct, and all the other animals that eat tuna also dies off, what’s there left for us? So even if you don’t care about the animals themselves, do it for yourself and your children. Don’t let anyone stay ignorant, because the future they ruin will be your future as well. Spread the word, reblog, share, tweet, word of mouth, do what you can to cure ignorance.

Thank you!

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:icongracemwing:
gracemwing Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Beautiful.
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Bea89 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
just.....
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
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Axolotl42 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
awesome *-*
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:iconkalaallexin:
Kalaallexin Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Beautiful... absolutely stunning
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:icontammybi:
TammyBi Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
i love the concept.. *_*
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BBBiBiShi Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
oh. extraordinary. love it so much and great message too!!! well done 
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fearangel014 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Photographer
This a just beautiful...
The story and the meaning was spot on.

Tony Tony Chopper (Sparkle Eyes) [V3] 
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fnafspirithorse Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
amazing artwork, keep it upleft shark 
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whysoaegyo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Read the info about the art. That's what this art meant. I love the story behind this. If I was rich ill pretty much donate so much money for animals.
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StarSpirit12 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!:happybounce: Beating Heart Emote (Free to Use) 
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:iconcreepdark:
CreepDark Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these animals are so cute! I feel so sorry for them! ;^;
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:iconmus00:
mus00 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me so wonderfully confused!! Fascinating, creative beyond reason and impressive workmanship. Just wow!!
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:icondancing-crows:
dancing-crows Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By far the most gorgeous artwork I've ever seen on dA. Hands Down. 
Absolutely stunning work. Beautiful message.
:faint:
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:icongengar10:
Gengar10 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
this is just..... wow.
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:iconnoxalyz:
Noxalyz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Artist
Goodness, these works are just phenomenal. I absolutely love this one.
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:iconbitten09487:
bitten09487 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
such meaning!<3
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Oh wow...
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:icondanteee27:
Danteee27 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
That's The Art! Impressed.
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:iconfishofglass:
fishofglass Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Marvelous!
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:icon8pumpchai:
8PumpChai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna cry be cause of the message this picture expresses but I also want to cry because of how beautifully haunting it is too!
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violetthebat1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning and incredible. I love how the seagull that's entwined on her back with fishnet gives the illusion that the wings belongs to her at first glance. :D impressive!
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knightriderfangirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The feels...
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BlizzardHaze Featured By Owner Edited Apr 3, 2015  Student Writer
Wow. This is very impressive. I like how you managed to make it look so beautiful despite it showing such a severe problem that causes death to many marine life and birds. Also like how the surface of the water looks like blood
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:iconwinxrose:
WinxRose Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
I thought it looked like oil pollution.
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:iconlust4metal:
Lust4Metal Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  New member
Wow..impressive
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:iconhomo-stuck-in-action:
Homo-Stuck-In-Action Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Emotionally this still gets to me and ts phenomenal. Thank you for making such wonderful art.
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:iconamelisse:
Amelisse Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
love your message and the way you are doing it
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:iconask-ivypelt:
Ask-Ivypelt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so meaningful :,D Such beautiful art with such a beautiful message UwU
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:iconkanade-akaihana:
Kanade-Akaihana Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness...this is amazing. You somehow managed to capture both beauty and ugliness in a such a creative art form, emphasizing the desperate need of marine life for us humans to be more conscious of how we treat nature. Wonderfully done. You're very skilled.
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:icondragonis-tay-tay:
Dragonis-Tay-Tay Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
So sad but beautiful!
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:icondisturbeddragon2000:
DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   Artist
too cool
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:icondolletic:
Dolletic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow, So amazingly done and the message, ohh! <3
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:iconkamlin:
Kamlin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
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:iconmaybellez:
Maybellez Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great drawing! We need this kind of artwork to promote the cause! :)
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:iconzombiehunter8797:
ZombieHunter8797 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love both the art work and the message! :) Keep doing what you're doing!!!! 
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:iconsazza-robin:
Sazza-Robin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist
beautiful art with a powerful message
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:iconotamio:
Otamio Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Your art is so beautiful, and I love the way you show the problems in a unique but scary way... 
It's very moving! 
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Provocative. 
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Very provokitive. :D
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:iconfishofglass:
fishofglass Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
beautiful work!
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:iconlinailinai:
LInaiLInai Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great concept, stunning art
I really love this
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:iconcutiecorvid:
CutieCorvid Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
The concept of this picture, and the way it was executed, is absolutely stunning. 
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:iconmistysnowdrift:
MistySnowDrift Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The concept of this is incredible!
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:iconred-sunny-apple:
Red-Sunny-Apple Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow! I'm speechless. 
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:iconilonand:
ilonand Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Genius!
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:iconspitestar:
Spitestar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such meaningful art Happycry revamp 
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:iconmayo8moo:
Mayo8Moo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really amazing and with a great message
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:iconjthalberg:
JThalberg Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect.
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:iconlilivillage:
LiliVillage Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is deep and beautiful! The message is received! :D
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:iconenriquevelasco:
EnriqueVelasco Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's fabulous! but really i have suffered at watching. i'm Sorry i really don´t like the sad of reality =(
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