Ngebray.com,- Some 200 life-size human sculptures submerged 46 feet under the Atlantic Ocean. They form part of Europe’s first underwater museum, which has officially opened to the public on the ocean bed off the Canary Island of Lanzarote in Spain. Funded by the local government, the Atlantic Museum is accessible to scuba divers and snorkelers. The figures, seen here being put into position, were created by British artist, Jason deCaires Taylor. They’re made from environmentally friendly and pH neutral materials, and will attract plants and animal life, just like artificial reefs.
According to a statement released by The Atlantic Museum or Lanzarote, the first part of the project installed in February 2016 is already frequented by angel sharks, barracuda, and sardines. The artworks also include a 100 ton, nearly 100 foot long wall, and a botanic garden. The exhibition also features an installation called, The Raft of Lampedusa, a sculpted boat carrying 13 refugees. It pays tribute to those who died during the recent migrant crisis. The deCaires Taylor’s other under water exhibitions are located in Mexico, the Bahamas and Granada.
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