Europe Opens First Underwater Museum

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Europe has opened its first underwater museum called Museo Atlántico, which is located in the Canary Islands.

In addition to being interesting to look at, the pieces that have been submerged under the water will also serve as an artificial reef for the sea life that lives in the area. The natural reefs there have seen a lot of traffic and by offering an alternative it might help to fix some of the erosion in the area.

To visit the underwater museum it costs $9 for snorkelers and $13 for scuba divers. The sculptures are a bit eerie under the water since they have the intention of warning about the need to protect our oceans. The artist Jason deCairnes Taylor spoke out about his vision.

“In times of increasing patriotism and protectionism, the wall aims to remind us that we cannot segregate our oceans, air, climate or wildlife as we do our land and possessions. The work aims to mark 2017 as a pivotal moment, a line in the sand and reminder that our world’s oceans and climate are changing and we need to take urgent action before it’s too late.”

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