Save our seas
BUBBLES the sea otter was swimming happily in the North Pacific Ocean when she noticed the keel of a fishing vessel. The ship dropped its large anchor to the seabed with a heavy thud, a few metres from the tiny otter.
Frightened by the size of the large metal chain and anchor, Bubbles hurriedly dived into a clump of seaweed.
As she hid between the seaweed, she noticed rubbish comprising plastic, wood and metal, being discarded into the water.
Curious, the otter plucked up the courage to swim closer to the ship to find out what was happening.
She overheard the crew’s conversation and their plans to pour toxic waste into the sea at midnight.
Shocked, Bubbles quickly dived back into the ocean to warn her friends about the danger looking ahead.
Along the way, Bubbles met her good friend, Coral the dolphin, and quickly alerted her.
“That’s a cruel thing to do! It could kill us soon enough,” said Coral.
Bubbles answered. “I need your help to stop these irresponsible people. We need to inform the rest.”
The two friends raced back to their home at Coral Cove to alert their friends.
By nightfall, hundreds of sea creatures gathered beneath the ship. Willy the grey whale and his brothers, Baleen and Fin, served as sea patrollers. They were on the lookout for other signs of danger.
At midnight, the crew members slowly released toxic petrochemicals and radioactive waste into the ocean. The toxins had a terrible stench and were contaminating several parts of the sea.
This angered the sea creatures.
“Let’s teach them a lesson,” said Willy to Baleen and Fin. The whales swam underneath the shipping vessel. With the help of the other sea creatures like sharks, dolphins and turtles, they overturned the boat. Clutching onto the boat and their life jackets, the capsized crew members could only cry for help.
The next morning, the crew members were arrested by the marine police. They had to pay a fine sum of money for trying to pollute the sea.
The sea is also home to many sea creatures big and small. Let’s do our part to save the sea from pollution.