Something Fishy: Underwater sculptures attract divers and marine life to help protect a neighboring natural reef.

Something Fishy: Underwater sculptures attract divers and marine life to help protect a neighboring natural reef.

The National Marine Park of Cancún, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc in Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Though great for the country's economy, the high traffic can be damaging to the natural environment. To help draw the influx of divers away from endangered coral reefs, the park commissioned English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor to create the Museo Subacuático de Arte to demonstrate the interaction between art and environmental science. Four years later, almost 500 sculptures divert 50 percent of divers away from natural reefs, allowing them to repair and regenerate.

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