Gallery: Urban Reef: Jason deCaires Taylor Creates an Underwater Suburb...

 
The world's oceans are in trouble. The recently released Ocean Health Index gives our oceans an overall score of 60 on a scale of 0 to 100 - that's not good. Once thriving, clean, and full of spectacular marine life, the oceans are now full of pesticides, plastic trash, and oil.Like canaries in the coal mine, coral reefs have already begun to suffer the consequences of human carelessness. Rather than become worried or depressed, artist and underwater naturalist Jason deCaires Taylor has created a series of surreal underwater houses that will serve as artificial reefs to give ocean creatures a fighting chance.

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  1. charli September 26, 2012 at 9:49 am

    When will people realize that plopping more crap onto already struggling reefs is not going to help the situation. Doing so under the pretense of “art” or “conservation” is grossly misled. It doesn’t matter if it’s sculpture, discarded rail cars, or out of commission boats. It’s human garbage and it doesn’t belong there. There was coral, the same coral that’s struggling to survive, crushed under each one of those concrete slabs. Nice going.

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