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Image of Asia: Floating in Sydney Harbor

In this photo by Rob Griffith, an inflatable sea turtle sculpture floats past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The sculpture by Australian artist BJ Price is emblazoned with an abstract, black-and-white rendering of coral reef structures. "All of my original oils, everything I ever painted, is all directly inspired by the Great Barrier Reef," Price says. The sculpture is intended to celebrate an art exhibit at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in which waterproofed paintings by Price are displayed in the tanks among the aquarium's sea life. Price says his floating sea turtle sculpture, dubbed Alphie, is meant to encourage public involvement in addressing the health of the reef.

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alspoolhall August 15 2014 at 7:18 PM

I like large floating tutles very much.

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PERFORATOR alspoolhall August 15 2014 at 7:38 PM

LMAO! That turtle isnt the only inflatable friend you have, is it?

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fklftman August 16 2014 at 10:14 AM

Why is all this space taken up by 20 pictures of a turtle balloon stolen from Macy's parade. there could be a better use of time and space. Stupid and not art..

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Sergeant August 16 2014 at 1:09 PM

To say that a water logged parade balloon eclipses the Sydney Opera House is ludicrous.

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skydrop007 August 16 2014 at 12:57 PM

Also Obama's crap was seen floating.....

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Thiago Chaves August 16 2014 at 12:40 PM

**** asians. Rude, unsocial, unresponsive, uncaring waste of human flesh. Hiroshima should've been finished, along with every surrounding asian country/island.

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Darren August 16 2014 at 12:00 PM

what an eye sore.

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stephen.sybert Darren August 16 2014 at 12:13 PM

Observation noted.

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quincy_maxwell August 16 2014 at 10:16 AM

This is cool...and what a great story not dealing with bs.

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realfloopyguy August 16 2014 at 9:10 AM

I thought we weren't supposed to throw garbage in the ocean.

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Sandy August 16 2014 at 8:56 AM


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joan August 16 2014 at 8:48 AM

Sydney is a wonderful city to visit. Very original art!

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