Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Creative conservation in the Caribbean

More than 70% of Earth is covered in water. Imagine the worlds that lie below...

The Underwater Museum of Art will take your breath away. More than 500 life-size sculptures rise from a bed of sea grass and can be explored only by diving or snorkeling 28 feet (8.5 m) below the water's surface at CancĂșn's National Marine Park. Among other exhibits, "The Anchors" depicts NBC's Today show darlings—but look closer and you'll see that the nooks and crannies of these playful cement renderings are a breeding ground for marine life like algae and coral. This aquatic cultural center is also intended as an effort to protect the endangered Mesoamerican Reef.

From National Geographic's "Hidden Earth" which you can purchase here.

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