Sunfish by Jude Exhibition Print
Ocean Sunfish Print 2019 | Where Did All the Animals Go? Exhibition
High quality A4 print beautifully reproduced from original colour Biro drawing. This print is being sold in support of Born Free Foundation
- Edition: Open Edition
- Artist: Jude, Yr 2 South Ridge First School, Whitley Bay
- Printed on 230gsm matte archival paper
- Size: 30 x 21cm
- Print signed and numbered by Jane Lee McCracken with dedication to artist
- Profits from each print sale go directly to Born Free
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This expressive drawing of an ocean sunfish exhibited in Where Did All the Animals Go? exhibition is accompanied by the following information:
Conservation Status: VULNERABLE
Ocean sunfish bask in the sun horizontally, under the ocean surface and are one of the heaviest bony fish in the ocean.
Ocean sunfish or common mola, occur in subtropical waters between depths of 30 and 480m. It resembles a large swimming fish head with flattened bodies, large eyes, tail and fins. It is an active swimmer capable of highly directional movements and horizontal movements independent of the current; it uses its dorsal fins as a pair of wings. It feeds on fishes, molluscs and jellyfish. Females are larger than males. Maximum total length is 333 cm and maximum weight is 2.3 t. They live up to 20-23 years and have few predators other than sealions, killer whales and sharks.
Ocean sunfish populations are vulnerable to fishing activity because of the high levels of bycatch by many fisheries, including through long lines, drift gillnets and midwater trawls. They are also considered a delicacy in Japan, Taiwan and Korea and are caught to supply the demand in for these markets. Information credit: IUCN Red List
EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE
'Where Did All the Animals Go?' An Exhibition of North East School Children’s Biro Drawings Working with Artist, Jane Lee McCracken featuring Biro drawings of some of the world’s most endangered species, at Thought Foundation Art Gallery 20 June - 22 July 2019. Jane worked with over 400 children visiting five schools across the region to deliver Biro drawing workshops. Both exhibition and the Endangered Species Conference, also organised by Jane, are supported by international wildlife charity Born Free, with President and Co-Founder Will Travers, OBE headlining the conference. Included in the exhibition is a selection of Jane’s Biro drawings, which explore loss to the environment, generated by human destruction.
Both exhibition and conference call for wider awareness and compassion for wildlife affected by human destruction, and the subsequent impact of wildlife depletion on humanity if we don’t act now. These events, which also include workshops and film screenings during the exhibition, reveal the facts as to why and how species are threatened and provide access to vital knowledge as well as concise, key actions each one of us can take, so we can make positive changes for wildlife, both locally and globally.
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