Photo by Peter Meade
This is Little Grey. (Look, he is waving to you)
He is a life-sized California Grey Whale replica made by the first- graders at my school entirely out of the beach trash they cleaned up in Carlsbad. The kids got together with artist Theresa Espinosa to create Little Grey, which is on tour right now to help other people remember that the proper way to treat our beaches is NOT to litter on them. (If you want to see Little Grey, he is currently residing at the Legoland Aquarium in Carlsbad. I hear he will be visitng other places, including Legolands all over the world.)
If you look closely at this sea creature, you will see unbelievable things that people have left at the beach...dentures, anyone?
So, if you go to the beach,
don't leave your teeth there.
Actually, just don't leave any trash there.
Happy Earth Day.