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( Entitled Ocean Atlas, the installation encourages coral colonization and deters tourists from endangered reefs.

Ocean Atlas sits on the western coastline of New Providence in Nassau, Bahamas. Ocean Atlas is the largest single sculpture ever to be deployed underwater. It reaches five meters up from the sea floor to the surface and weighs over sixty tonnes. Due to the sheer scale of the sculpture, it had to be assembled underwater in sections using an ambitious new technique developed and engineered by Jason deCaires Taylor.


His statues are made from Ph-neutral materials. This allows them to gradually transform into an artificial reef and morph into the marine environment.


Taylor also founded the world’s first underwater sculpture park in Grenada’s Molinere Bay in 2006. The project, entitled Viccisitudes, was inaugurated with 16 statues of local Grenadian women. The installation is now comprised of 75 sculptures—each depicting a real person—sprawling over 800 square meters.


Taylor has since designed two more submerged museums: MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) in Cancun, billed on his website as “one of the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial art attractions in the world,” with over 500 permanent sculptures forged to scale; and Museo Atlántico, the first submerged contemporary art museum in the Atlantic Ocean, based off the coast of Lanzarote, Spain.

According to the Internet

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