Whale’s tail on Weston beach

PUBLISHED: 14:17 03 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:17 03 September 2017

Darren Dee and Shell Bateman highlighting the dangers of plastic waste o the marine environment.

Darren Dee and Shell Bateman highlighting the dangers of plastic waste o the marine environment.

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A whale’s tail made from plastic bin liners has been making waves on the beach at Weston-super-Mare today (Sunday).

Darren Dee and Shell Bateman highlighting the dangers of plastic waste o the marine environment.Darren Dee and Shell Bateman highlighting the dangers of plastic waste o the marine environment.

Artists from WormWood Rocks created the work of art to highlight the problem of plastic being dumped in the world’s oceans.

The installation, entitled Ocean Rescue, features a whale swimming in a sea of rubbish in the boating pond near the Tropicana.

Artists used 200 bags of plastic, 100 bin liners, 1,500 plastic balls, 30 cotton buds and poles and 60m of rope to create the thought-provoking piece.

The designers started the piece at 6am this morning and they will be taking it down again at 7pm.

Darren Dee, from WormWood Rocks, said: “The purpose of this art install is to highlight the plastic problem in our oceans and raise awareness for the global plastic problem, focusing on cotton buds, wet-wipes and microplastics.”

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