‘Aurora’ lights up Port Hercule in celebration of Pelagos Sanctuary

For three months, the Pelagos Sanctuary will be in the spotlight thanks to a beautiful, monumental illuminated whale exhibition at the swimming pool on Port Hercule.

The work symbolises the curves of a whale and is made from phosphorescent metal and silicone. It will be lighting up the the Rainier III Nautical Stadium on the Port of Monaco for three months from 7th December.

The work, titled ‘Aurora’, was created by artist Thomas Monin and is being exhibited in Monaco in a joint initiative by the Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement and the Rotary Club of Monaco.

The exhibition aims to raise public awareness of the urgency of protecting marine mammals in the Pelagos Sanctuary.

It is accompanied by information panels, displayed on Quai Albert I in the heart of the Monaco Christmas Market, to communicate details of the work, explain what the Pelagos Agreement is, and also who the Rotary Club of Monaco is and its  cooperation over the years.

One panel is completely dedicated to children with a poster on marine mammals and an escape game available online: https://pelagos-sanctuary.org/fr/activites-pour-les-enfants/

This initiative is part of a long-term cooperation between the Pelagos Accord and the Rotary Club of Monaco, as well as part of the celebrations of the centenary of Prince Rainier III under whose reign The Pelagos Agreement was signed in 1999 between France, Italy and Monaco.



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