Ethyl the Whale – Santa Fe, New Mexico - Atlas Obscura
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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ethyl the Whale

This sculpture of a blue whale is made of hand-recycled plastic trash. 

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Ethyl the Whale is a wonderful  82-foot-long, life-sized sculpture of a blue whale made of hand-recycled plastic trash. It was created by two artists from San Francisco, Yustina Salnikova and Joel Stockdill, to bring awareness to the negative impact plastics have on the environment. You can walk all around Ethyl to explore the enormous work of art.

Know Before You Go

Ethyl is located on the back side of the Santa Fe Community College campus, so drive around on the loop road and you can't miss her.

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