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Burnaby, BC: Marker to indicate salmonid habitat area.
Featured in Miksang, 4/2012; All About Finding the Unusual in the Usual, 01/10/2013; Look Dowm, 21/05/2014.
Winner: Road Markings Challenge in Look Down, 09/2014.

All images © Ethna Gillespie & all rights reserved.

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  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    My brain said salmonella :)))
    Are they cigarette butts? Poor fish… what we do to creatures that have no say in the matter :(
    Good shot Ethna.

  • Ha! No, fish in the salmonidae family. I live near Byrne Creek, an urban salmonid stream. The stream/creek is quite long and some of it runs under roads. I suppose the point of the fish symbol is to tell people not to dump anything in the street drain, but I’m not sure about that. There are a lot of these fish symbols around where I live. Yes, that is indeed a cigarette butt, but not mine. Thanks for the favorite— I’m glad you like this. I like the yellow fish, although in general I’m not much of a fish person.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • lamiel
    lamielalmost 3 years ago

    Looks like the salmon must jump into the sewer. :-) Well seen and a strong statement!

  • Thanks, Lamiel and thank you for the favorite.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 3 years ago

    Gosh, I never though salmon could live in storm drains! Well spotted! :)

  • Thanks, Marjolein. The creek runs above ground in some spots and under the road in others.It drains into the Fraser River (a famous river in BC. The creek drains near the mouth of the river). The storm drain connects to the last above-ground section of the creek. It rains a lot on the south coast of BC so it would seem the storm drains near the creek carry a lot of creek water.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsalmost 3 years ago

    i luv the graphic!! oh a fishy story!!

  • Thank you, Shylie!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Jean-Luc Rollier
    Jean-Luc Rollieralmost 3 years ago

    Great find! Love it a lot.

  • Thanks Jean-Luc.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandalmost 3 years ago

    Sombody has a great sense of humor. Great capture.

  • Thank you, Michael.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Woepi
    Woepialmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature. Another great banner, by the way.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Thank you for adding it to the gallery.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...over 1 year ago

    To see feature page please click HERE


  • Thank you very much for the feature, Thomas.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Betts9 months ago

    Featured on the 21st may 2014

  • Thank you for the feature, Karen.

    – Ethna Gillespie

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