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Cancun’s Underwater Museum

What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word “Museum”? If the answer isn’t “fish”, you’re not visiting the right museums.

The underwater museum project began after a seasonal storm caused extensive ecological damage to the Cancún National Marine Park. To promote the growth of coral and marine life in the shallow waters of the national park, English eco-sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, was commissioned to put up over 400 life-sized sculptures made from ph-neutral clay.

The underwater museum’s installations cover 420sq metres of seabed and weigh over 200 tons. According to the artist’s site, “the museum aims to demonstrate the interaction between art and environmental science and forms a complex reef structure for marine life to colonise, inhabit and increase biomass on a grand scale.”

Visit the official site of Jason deCaires

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