[Coral-List] Underwater sculptures

Bárbara Neves mouraneves at yahoo.com.br
Fri Jun 29 08:23:23 EDT 2012

Hi all,

Just following the discussion on artificial structures in the ocean, have you heard about underwater sculptures, more precisely the Museo Subaquatico de arte in Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc (close to Cancun, Mexico)? More than 450 permanent life-size sculptures were already sank. Many of the sculptures are already colonized by sponges and corals (including large gorgonians). You should take a look at this. Here are the links: 



These are really artificial reefs....What do you think? 


Bárbara de Moura Neves, MSc.Graduate student
Department of Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, Canada A1B 3X9 

--- Em qui, 28/6/12, Eugene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu> escreveu:

De: Eugene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu>
Assunto: [Coral-List] ECOBIOBALL
Para: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Data: Quinta-feira, 28 de Junho de 2012, 16:07

Be careful what you wish for..Next it might be boats!  We do put a of 
of them in the ocean. Do they really belong there? They do a lot of 
polluting and break a lot of coral. Gene


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