Photo: Pacific Gold

(Illustration by:Brian Boutin)

When I was a kid I found a snail washed up on the beach so big it filled a margarine container... I remember it being better then finding gold:)

Our oceans are full of life, a plethora of possibilities and rich with memories. The Pacific is immeasurably valuable and worth protecting.

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Comment by illustrator:
The Pacific Gold story, while fairly straight forward, reminded me of how kids view the beach. It's a big open area that lends itself to adventure, exploring, and more importantly, a connection to nature. I hope the image could evoke those memories in adults.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/oceans/projects/healthy-oceans/pacific-ocean-stories/pacific-gold/

By Juanita Lainey

Edmonton, AB

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