The marine debris artist Cindy Pease Roe, d/b/a UpSculpt, was commissioned by the Cape Cod National Seashore to construct a life-size sculpture of a white shark from debris items collected by the Center for Coastal Studies on beach cleanups conducted in the Seashore. The major installation was installed at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, MA, and will remain in situ for three years minimum.

CARE grant funding has supported the construction of a miniature “bite-size” version of the life-size sculpture installed at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham to augment the visitor experience to Cape Cod and for dedicated signage with information about marine debris and the sculpture at Herring Cove, directing the reader to that location. The bite sized sculpture was constructed with debris remaining from the original sculpture and placed in a strategic location within the visitor center main hall, and provides information to educate and entice visitors to learn more.

The sculpture, sponsored by NOAA Marine Debris Program and the National Park Service, addresses the issue of marine debris in Cape Cod Bay and beyond, and features on-site interpretive signage installed by the Seashore.

(Below Laura Ludwig, Center for Coastal Studies; Cindy Pease Roe, artist; Jill Talladay, CARE for the Cape & Islands, Aleutia Scott, Cape Cod National Seashore)

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