How A Whale Ended Up On The Banks Of River Seine In Paris

On Saturday morning, the city of Paris woke up to a 50-foot-long sperm whale beached on the banks of the Seine River. But how did a whale, creatures typically found in saline water oceans, end up on the banks of a fresh water river? Well, it turns out that the ‘dead whale’ is actually an art installation. According to Mashable, the whale was brought to Paris by Captain Boomer Collective, a Belgian art collective that aims to spread awareness about whales and the effect humans have on their habitat.

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Captain Boomer Collective’s hyper-real, life-sized whale model has created quite a stir in Paris. On social media, users reported that it even smelled like a real whale.

The Mirror reports that the whale model will be on display till Sunday.

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According to Captain Boomer Collective’s website, viewers of the art installation also get educated about sperm whales through interactions with real scientists on the spot.

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