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Last updated: 14 october, 2010 - 14:45 GMT

Underwater sculpture saving coral reefs

Vicissitudes, Grenada, West Indies.

  • Underwater sculpture: the work of Jason de Caires Taylor put in place in 2006
    Underwater sculpture: the work of Jason de Caires Taylor put in place in 2006
  • Jason de Caires Taylor's work is created to slowly become a coral reef
    Jason de Caires Taylor's work is created to slowly become a coral reef
  • Nature slowly takes over...
    Nature slowly takes over...
  • ...until magical things begin to happen
    ...until magical things begin to happen
  • Sculptures placed on the seabed in 2006
    Sculptures placed on the seabed in 2006
  • Part of the sculpture called vicissitudes, 26 life-size figures at a depth of 5m, Grenada, West Indies.
    Part of the sculpture called vicissitudes, 26 life-size figures at a depth of 5m, Grenada, West Indies.

British-Guyanan sculptor and environmentalist Jason deCairies Taylor has designed the world's largest underwater sculpture park.

The images above are from his earlier project in Granada and show how corals have colonised his carvings over a four year period.

Cancun in Mexico is the site of the world's largest marine sculpture museum.

It features 400 life-size figures sunk to the ocean floor, visually exciting in their own right, but they too will eventually transform into a brand new coral reef.

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Jason de Caires Taylor explains the thrills and dangers of making environmental art under water.

click See Jason's latest project in Cancun, Mexico...

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