WHALE NURSE

 

  A WHALE OF A CONSERVATION TALE SET IN OUR PLASTIC INFESTED OCEANS

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The adventures of John Storm and the Elizabeth Swann. John Storm is an ocean adventurer and conservationist. The Elizabeth Swann is a fast solar powered boat. During a race around the world, news of the sinking of a pirate whaling ship reaches John Storm and his mate Dan Hawk. They decide to abandon the race and try and save the whale. This is a modern Moby Dick, the twist being that there is a happy ending for everyone featuring this $Billion Dollar Whale, even the whalers. Herman Melville would approve.

 

 

MEDICAL SOS >>>

 

In this chapter, John helps Suki minister to Kulo Luna, while Dan captains the Elizabeth Swann.

 

Suki's examination reveals that Kulo is expecting a calf. Other tests confirm that the giant whale is malnourished and toxified, much to the surprise of everyone, because of the size of the whale.

 

John and Dan rig up an instrument to examine the contents of Kulo's stomach - and they are shocked to find twisted plastic bags inside. They manage to flush out most of the waste in a tricky ocean operation lasting several hours. Fortunately, the sea remained calm during this time.

 

Then they mix up a concoction of protein food supplements and feed it to Kulo to help flush out the toxins and give her the strength to recover.

 

With the help of Tom and Steve, they arrange to helicopter in bulk supplies.

 

They tether Kulo to the Elizabeth Swann to tow her for a few days, while they do their best to try and keep their distance from the Jonah - that is closing in on them, despite not knowing their position ....

 

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THE BRIEF

 

For this scene, aim for 5 pages (sides) and 14 illustrations, suggested as:

 

1. John on the boarding ladder throwing sample bottles to Suki who is in the water with the whale.

2. Suki, John and Dan in the aft cabin. She has set up a small portable 'ASD' analyzer to test the samples from Kulo and is busy running tests.

3. Suki does a very short and wild head shaking dance while John and Dan look on puzzled, Suki has found out that Kulo Luna is pregnant.

4. John on the radio to Steve, we need a whole lot of supplies.

5. Suki telling the crew they need to look into Kulo's stomach, because she is malnourished.

6. Dan with an inspection camera on a long pole as a makeshift endoscope, dangling it over the side of the Swan aft, with Kulo in the background.

7. John feeding the endoscope through Kulo's mouth, with the big whale obligingly cooperative for her new friend.

8. Inside the whale's stomach, the endoscope shows on Suki's laptop as full of plastic, the whale moans loudly.

9. John to Dan and Suki, we need to rig a pump.

10. Picture of pumping out the whale's stomach, end of tube pouring contents through a wire cage, with Kulo in the background. The cage full of plastic. [Caption, they repeat the flushing process].

11. Suki and Dan looking at laptop screen that now shows stomach without plastic.

12. Suki mixing up a big drum of foods in the aft cabin.

13. Pumping the food mix into Kulo's stomach.

14. Kulo giving a large belch, smiling and trumpeting to show her appreciation for the food.

 

These headings are only to guide you - some of the person to person pictures can be smaller (6 to a page or insets) - to help you to plan your layout if you fancy illustrating this Scene.

 

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SCENE

DESCRIPTION

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Scene 1

Climate Change (optional)

1st Chapter

Scene 2

Sydney Australia

Scene 3

Bat Cave

Scene 4

Aleutian Islands

Scene 5

Pirates

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Scene 6

Solar Boat Race

2nd Chapter

Scene 7

Darwin to Adelaide

Scene 8

Six Pack

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Scene 9

Whaling Chase

3rd Chapter

Scene 10

Empty Ocean

Scene 11

$Billion Dollar Whale

Scene 12

Rash Move

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Scene 13

Off Course

4th Chapter

Scene 14

Shark Attack

Scene 15

Sick Whale

Scene 16

Medical SOS

Scene 17

Whale Nurse

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Scene 18

Storm Clouds

5th Chapter

Scene 19

The Coral Sea

Scene 20

Plastic Island

Scene 21

Media Hounds

Scene 22

Breach of Contract (optional)

Scene 23

Fraser Island

Scene 24

Congratulations

 

 

 

 

 REFERENCE & RESEARCH

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9120921/sperm-whale-dead-beach-stomach-plastic-bags/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/dead-pregnant-whale-plastic-italy/
https://news.sky.com/feature/sky-ocean-rescue-a-plastic-whale-10917187

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46275742

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/whale-dies-88-pounds-plastic-philippines/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9120921/sperm-whale-dead-beach-stomach-plastic-bags/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/dead-pregnant-whale-plastic-italy/
https://news.sky.com/feature/sky-ocean-rescue-a-plastic-whale-10917187

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46275742

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/whale-dies-88-pounds-plastic-philippines/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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