Coral blooms are coating an underwater art installation within Townsville’s waters at the John Brewer Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park landmark will be the second of four sites to eventually comprise the Museum of Underwater Art, MOUA Townsville.
UNDERWATER ART A BIOMASS WIN
The Coral Greenhouse weighs more than 58 tonnes and will receive snorkellers and scuba divers from April this year.
International sculpture Jason deCaires Taylor placed the sculptures last December, after hand-crafting 20 reef guardians ‘propagating coral’ to celebrate reef conservation.
Four years ago, Jason installed the Museo Atlantico in Spain, the first underwater museum in the Atlantic Ocean. Since then, the site’s reported a 200 percent increase in biomass.
MOUA TOWNSVILLE: OCEAN SIREN, ON THE STRAND
MOUA’s first piece is the Ocean Siren situated on The Strand, installed in December last year.
Modelled on local Wulgurukaba Traditional Owner Takoda Johnson, the Ocean Siren changes colour according to weather station reports from Davies Reef.
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