The November 26 opening of The Cancun Underwater M

Posted On Aug 10 2019 by

first_imgThe November 26 opening of The Cancun Underwater Museum adds a unique eco-art experience to the diving and snorkeling in Cancun. The underwater installation of renowned artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s magnificent exhibition, “The Silent Evolution,” made of 400 submerged life-size sculptures, completes the world’s largest underwater museum.Located in The National Park of Isla Mujeres Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc, which attracts well over half a million tourists a year, the museum’s main gallery comprises Jason deCaires Taylor’s sculptures, which are based on real people and anchored in depths of over ten meters.The collection was created and installed over the course of 18 months, with 120 tons of cement, 400 kilograms of silicone, 120 sub-aquatic work hours and more. Although best experienced underwater, the sculptures have been arranged so that when viewed from above, they create the shape of a human eye.Lovers of marine life will appreciate the eco-friendly aspect of the project. The sculptures were placed near the natural reefs and close to marine life habitats in order to create a natural ecosystem that helps maintain corals and reefs in the best conditions. And indeed, the sculptures received an exceptionally warm welcome: Days after most of the pieces were installed, hundreds of Gray Angel Fish, rarely spotted in the Manchones area, were to be seen swimming in and around the exhibition.In collaboration with the National Marine Park and Artificial Reefs, a US-based company, the sculptures are specifically designed to attract coral and positioned to encourage the growth of different coral species. Visitors can look forward to enjoying not only the original, beautiful sculptures but also the marine life they will host.Visit www.underwatersculpture.comlast_img read more


The Wharf District Council will host their annual

Posted On Aug 2 2019 by

first_imgThe Wharf District Council will host their annual meeting with Mayor Marty Walsh on Tuesday, July 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the New England Aquarium Cafe.This is an opportunity to speak with Mayor Walsh on community issues and concerns and to hear the Mayor’s plans for the city. Also featured on the agenda is a presentation on the Showplace Icon Theater at the Seaport by Director Bob Gallivan, and an update on the Northern Avenue Bridge Project. See the full agenda posted below.last_img read more