British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has installed a massive sculptural installation called “La Evolución Silenciosa” (“The Silent Evolution“), the first project of a new underwater museum called Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA). Jason is known for his contemporary underwater installations that develop into artificial coral reefs over time.
Over 400 of these permanent sculptures were installed in the National Marine Park of Cancún, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc. The eco-friendly sculptures are made of concrete and are designed specifically for underwater life.
The installations, which can be visited by way of snorkeling and scuba diving, were designed to function as artificial coral reef. The installation has been photographed over time, from the moment it was first submerged to months later showing the progression of coral growth on each sculpture.