Underwater Museum: Unique Submerged Art Installation Aims To Benefit Marine Life

BarcroftTVPublished: December 23, 20162 views
Published: December 23, 2016

THIS is one museum you can’t just drop into on your lunch break - because it’s UNDERWATER. Europe’s first subaquatic museum, located off the coast of Lanzarote, is the work of British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. Accessible only to snorkelers, divers and sea life, the museum uses human sculptures as a way to generate awareness about the loss of ecosystems and the risks the ocean is currently facing. Submerged between 12 and 15 meters under the Atlantic Ocean in the Las Coloradas bay in Lanzarote, one of Jason’s main aims is for the sculptures to increase the “marine biomass” by acting as a breeding site for local species in the area.

Videographer / director: Jason deCaires Taylor
Producer: Crystal Chung, Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas

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