Competition: Name the Harbour Porpoise Sculpture

26th Feb 2016

For the launch of the new Wildlife Officer season in the North Sea, a new harbour porpoise  sculpture has been commissioned, made entirely from litter collected during a series of beach cleans.  The beach cleans, which are taking place along the north east and Ijmuiden coastline, will gather enough litter - including ghost gear, plastics and other items to help artist Izzy Moreau create a new marine masterpiece.  The diminuitive harbour porpoise is one of the most commonly seen cetaceans of the North Sea, but they, along with countless other marine species can be injured and even killed by consuming or becoming caught in marine litter.

ORCA are running a 'Name the Porpoise' competition to highlight the plight of the porpoises and promote the need to keep our seas clean.  The winning name will be displayed alongside the sculpture in the Wildlife Centre on board DFDS King Seaways.  The winner will get to join Your Seas Community Wildlife Officer Rachael Forster on board for the launch event on 23rd March, in North Shields.

Email entries to via Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #marinelitterporpoise  Entries close on Wednesday at 5pm with the final four entries decided on a Twitter poll.

Join one of the beach cleans, find out more here or email

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