Though it looks like we could have discovered a treasure trove of ancient sculpture, the man in a backwards baseball cap clues us in otherwise. Off the coast of Cancun, a whole new world has been evolving with the help of artist Jason deClaires Taylor. This British born contemporary artist has created underwater sculptures for the Museum of Underwater Modern Art.
The museum offers divers and snorkelers the chance to swim among the other marine guests that have moved in to inhabit the sites every day. As artificial reefs, these permanent installations provide new marine ecosystems that alleviate heavy tourist traffic from other delicate and naturally forming reefs.
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