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  WHALING IS INTERNATIONALLY CONDEMNED, BUT GHOST FISHING NETS ARE WORSE STILL - AND NOTHNG MUCH IS BEING DONE TO HALT THE SUFFERING OF MARINE MAMMALS, REPTILES AND FISH

 

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Kulo Luna is the tale of a large humpback whale that is attacked by pirate whalers in the Pacific and badly injured by a harpoon as she rams and sinks their whaling boat. At the same time, a solar boat race has started from Hawaii. News of the sinking goes viral, when race leader John Storm abandons the race to look for the injured whale. John and his crewmate Dan Hawk are just in time to save the giant whale from sharks. Discovering her caught in discarded fishing nets.

 

They nurse the whale back to health with the help of a marine biologist that the media helicopter in. The trio escorts Kulo Luna to safe haven off the coast of Australia, all the while being chased by whalers and battling plastic pollution - with the price on her head increasing from international online betting - closing with an uplifting and amicable finale.

 

These chronicles are an ideal medium to draw attention to ocean conservation issues such as diesel fuels that are causing global warming, and the plastic pollution menace. The story of Kulo Luna is the basis for an innovative Ocean Awareness Campaign designed to have a lasting effect to reduce the casual littering that is accumulating on our beaches, and the callous dumping of fishing gear, that causes more suffering than whaling.

 

The Cleaner Ocean Foundation is keen to develop this story as a graphic novel for general distribution to reach next generations, who might carry the anti-pollution message with them for the rest of their lives and in-turn, pass on such consideration to their siblings.

 

This original copyright story is published as a full (V1) screenplay, duly lodged with the British Library. There are variations in the story between book chapters and script adaptation.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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Prologue

Shard Protest

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Climate Change

1st Chapter

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Sydney Australia

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Bat Cave

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Aleutian Islands

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Pirates

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Scene 6

Solar Boat Race

2nd Chapter

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Darwin to Adelaide

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Six Pack

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Whaling Chase

3rd Chapter

Scene 10

Empty Ocean

Scene 11

$Billion Dollar Whale

Scene 12

Rash Move

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Off Course

4th Chapter

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Shark Attack

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Sick Whale

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Medical SOS

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Whale Nurse

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Scene 18

Storm Clouds

5th Chapter

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The Coral Sea

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Plastic Island

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Media Hounds

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Breach of Contract (optional)

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Fraser Island

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Congratulations

 

 

 

 

 

The Kulo-Luna story was adapted by Cleaner Ocean Foundation. The not for profit at first attempted to design a blue water vessel capable of harvesting ghost fishing gear, micro and macro plastics. In cooperation with other organizations, the Foundation produced a proof of concept model in 1:20 scale. Built a test tank and showed it was possible to filter macro plastics at a very basic technology level. The Foundation lobbied for five long years, hoping to attain development money, making three applications for Horizon 2020 funding during the Brexit fiasco. None of which saw the light of day, presumably for a mixture of political reasons, but really because the ocean is a free dumping ground. And, it seems the powers that be want it to remain a free dumping ground. They do not want to have to contribute towards cleaning up costs. Not while their economies are so much in the red from borrowing to sustain unsustainable practices.

 

 

 

 

 

The Suzy Wong, Japanese whaling ship closes in on Kana, a female humpback whale, killing her with an explosive harpoon

 

 

Johnny Storm is a fictional ocean adventurer and conservationist (first) based on a real person living in Sussex. There are many programs that allow you to cartoonize photographs. We recommend that you master that art with a camera, then crop and insert characters or scenes into a good photo editing program, touching up and/or creating scenes using hand illustration as necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

John Storm is awarded an honourary cup, for finishing last, with the fastest timed leg of the World Navigation Challenge: Solar Cola Cup    The Solar Cola Cup, World Navigation Challenge

 

 

 

 

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