Cruise News Daily Newsfile
August 19, 2009

A Pool with a Porpoise

Almost on impulse, noted marine wildlife artist Wyland painted the bottom of Ruby Princess' Neptune Pool today as the ship sailed into Venice. The idea, which he hopes will increase awareness of his conservation message, came about during the 12-day Mediterranean cruise. 
Hundreds of passengers watched, both surrounding the pool and on the live broadcast on the ship's giant Movies Under Stars Screen, as the artwork took form this afternoon. 
The outline here is beginning to reveal the work will be a mother dolphin and her baby. Note the clever way Wayland incorporated the swimming pool drain into the mother's eye.

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