Silent Evolution: An awe-inspiring underwater sculpture park

The underwater sculpture park by Mexico-based artist Jason deCaires Taylor is a perfect example of an interdisciplinary approach to tackle overarching challenges like climate change (and a fantastic topic to kick off the new HumanCoral website). His sculptures are not only beautiful to look at, rich with meaning, and a source of income for people, but are also designed to serve as a habitat for underwater sea creatures. Hundreds of sculptures of people, and most recently, furniture and even a VW Beetle are designed in such a way to attract the settlement of soft and hard coral polyps, lobsters, and fish; many of which are stressed by climate change, pollution, and overfishing.

Life size 8 ton cement replica of the classic Volkswagon beetle.