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Submerged Sea Houses

Urban Reef by Jason deCaires Taylor Hopes to Become Alternate Fish Habitats

— September 27, 2012 — Eco
Urban Reef by Jason deCaires Taylor is yet another endeavor to colonize the deep sea as though it were above ground. Instead of swarms of people, or people as they would be living in the home, these submerged sculptures revolve around the houses they live in themselves. Instead of made for humans, however, they are fit for fishes.

Motivated by the rising pollution levels in the ocean, which has caused the death of corals, Urban Reef by Jason deCaires Taylor hopes to provide another alternative to sea creature habitats. Located off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, it expands his sculpture park in West Indies, which has incidentally been listed as one of the Top 25 Wonder of the World by National Geographic. Urban Reef will surely soon follow.
Trend Themes
1. Sea Creature Habitats - Creating underwater sculptures to serve as alternative habitats for sea creatures to combat rising pollution levels in the ocean.
2. Deep Sea Colonization - Colonizing the deep sea with submerged sculptures inspired by urban architecture, providing a unique way for sea creatures to interact with their environment.
3. Underwater Sculpture Parks - Developing underwater sculpture parks to not only promote art but also serve as functioning habitats for marine life.
Industry Implications
1. Marine Conservation - Creating innovative solutions to combat ocean pollution and preserve marine biodiversity.
2. Tourism - Offering a unique and eco-friendly tourist attraction by developing underwater sculpture parks.
3. Art and Design - Merging art and marine ecology to create visually captivating underwater sculptures that provide habitats for sea creatures.
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