Underwater art museum unveiled in Mexico

A new art project is stirring off the Cancun coast in Mexico…

The new creation by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has seen 400 individually cast human moulds taken from members of the Mexican public sunk to create the foundations of an artificial reef.

The project, which is called the Underwater Art Museum, has taken place in the Isla Mujeres National Marine Park, near Cancun, on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

One of the aims of the new reef is to reduce the pressure on the natural reefs in the area, which already sees 750,000 people visit the park every year.

Taylor, who has made his name on the back of similar creations around the world, has used a porous PH-neutral concrete which has been painted with a special substance which encourages coral growth and provides a habitat for marine life.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk