Plett whale sculpture

A stunning new steel whale sculpture on Central beach in Plettenberg Bay works towards increased public awareness of the plastic pollution and marine litter problems we face. This project forms part of Nature Valley Trust’s TMF small grants programme and was originated by Fran Molloy.

This sculpture, by Derek Saul, is made of galvanised steel, recycled tyres, lobster traps, fishing ropes etc. and houses a wheelie dustbin that can be removed for emptying. It stands almost 2.6m tall and roughly 1.8m wide and sits on a ‘selfie’ bench.  The entire outer form and flippers will be galvanized to prevent corrosion and rust. There is also an underwater element with multiple fish, made from scrap, swimming around. Beyond that and looking further into the sculpture are fish traps and various debris from the sea.