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Quote scubazine Replybullet Calendar Event: Mexico Opening Underwater Museum
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The Mexican government has a creative new idea for getting tourists to stop overwhelming and destroying the coral reefs around Cancun: distract them with something shiny. So they're building the world's largest underwater museum and filling it with art work, hoping that the new attraction will take some pressure off the regional ecosystem.

There's little environmental risk to the area as the concrete will be PH-neutral. Exactly the opposite in fact: the new rocks will allow algae and small invertebrates to flourish, adding rather than subtracting from the local ecosystem. The construction of the museum itself will probably take a bite out of the local environment, but we assume it'll be done in a minimalist way. Can you imagine the headache if it came out that their Green Tourism museum was, well, not?

The first four sculptures will be submerged next month and the government eventually expects to place as many as 400 works for viewing. The project will be supervised by Jason de Caires Taylor, who is famous for his underwater art work, which we didn't really know was a Thing. You can view his other works on his webpage, including some mind-blowing pictures of underwater sculptures in the West Indies.

[Photo: Jason de Caires Taylor]

Source:http://www.jaunted.com/story/2009/10/6/154255/227/travel/Mexico+Opening+Underwater+Museum+To+Protect+Coral+Reefs


Edited by scubazine - 07 Oct 2009 at 03:25
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Quote RaviAuto Replybullet Posted: 15 Feb 2012 at 07:41
Awesome dear, i like it. but in the water is Museum will be work properly or not??? please explain me it?
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