Pic ‘o the week: Sea turtle street art

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A sea turtle bursts out out of a drainage pipe above a man and his dog in Buenos Aires…
Artist Martin Ron says of his creation:

“The turtle is a beautiful animal and has a lot of colours and textures. It’s really interesting to paint. It’s not an animal that is seen a lot and it seemed ideal to take it out of its normal context and put on it on the walls of Barracas.”

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“Each person can feel free to interpret it how they like. Perhaps my intention was to personify the imagination or the spiritual part of the person in the form of a turtle and a hole in the wall from which his imagination flies out,” said Ron.

Check out Ron Martin on his Twitter feed and his Facebook page.

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Spotlight: shark finning

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In 1997, Costa Rican Randall Arauz managed to get video of sharks being finned by Taiwanese fishermen in his country’s waters. That video helped light a movement on fire.  He explains in this video (warning – graphic shark-finning content):

Costa Ricans were outraged and many worked to end shark finning in their waters. A total ban was finally signed just a few months ago.

But the trade goes on, as a tragic demand is supplied with fins from sharks around the world. Weeks ago, photographers Alex Hofford and Gary Stokes documented a shark fin-drying operation, on a Hong Kong rooftop by the sea (slideshow):

Alex Hofford wrote “We estimated 30,000 fins from around 4,000 sharks.” When he snapped his photos another day, Gary Stokes estimated there were 15,000 to 20,000 fins laid out to dry on the rooftop on Hong Kong island ahead of an anticipated surge in demand over Lunar New Yearin February this year.

The Pew Environment Group says “Up to 73 million sharks are killed every year to primarily support the global shark fin…

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