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Artist captures 'visceral' grief of killer whale holding dead calf in viral painting

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« on: August 05, 2018, 11:44:58 am »

Sad story about orka mother, but good to see this artwork is attracting world's attention to killer whale's suffering. The whales are starving to death, according to researchers, and we are to blame. Main reasons are climate change, overfishing and destruction of their habitat.

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Artist captures 'visceral' grief of killer whale holding dead calf in viral painting
A Washington State artist's painting of J-35 — the southern resident killer whale that has been keeping its dead calf afloat for over a week — has struck a chord with thousands of people gripped by the story.

Lori Christopher's watercolour painting, See Me, has been shared more than 8,500 times on Facebook since the artist posted it on Wednesday.
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