Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Research: Underwater Museum in Cancun (Mexico)

In Cancun, Mexico,  in the national marine park where coral reefs are suffering from being over-fished and over-visited, lies the world's biggest underwater museum. Jason DeCaire's haunting but hypnotizing sculptures are not only a visual treat but also beneficial to the natural reefs.The sculptures were made of PH-neutral concrete, which attracted algae and marine life and gave the local ecosystem a boost. It is very interesting how the sculptures slowly evolved from unique art designs to functioning and well adapted members of the marine society. It is somehow very disturbing as they could be regarded as underwater corpses that have been taken by the sea.



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