The British artist Jason deCaires produces concrete statues for his Atlantic Museum, the first underwater museum in Europe. In total, finally 300 man-sized sculptures 200 square meters in 15 adorn meters depth the seabed off the Canary Island. As models for new sea creatures deCaires islanders of Lanzarote has chosen. This he portrayed, making it concrete by. The project is expected to top 2017 to get finished, but already can snorkelers and divers admire the changing sculptures. Behind this is an ecological thought, because the artificial reefs facilitate the establishment of new plants- and animal species. The Museo Antlántico should therefore not only be Kunststätte, but also serve to protect the sea. The sculptures are likely to lure tourists from diving areas, where coral reefs are already highly vulnerable to water sports. The underwater museum can thus help, consolidate sensitive ecosystems in the sea.
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