Posts Tagged ‘Conservation’
It’s an old battle – the push and pull between development and conservation.
Mexico’s Baja region may be in for a shock as plans for major resort development take shape.
This area is among our many favorite places to snorkel – we’d love to see more nice places to stay, but not at the expense of the natural beauty of the area.
If you enjoy snorkeling, you know how important it is to help preserve coral reefs.
Among the basic rules of snorkeling safety is being aware of your surroundings – and that includes respecting the reef.
Snorkelers are accustomed to incredible scenery, but even the most experienced among us are bowled over by the underwater vistas created by Jason De Caires Taylor. If you are lucky enough to snorkel at one of Taylor’s sites, you’re going to want to bring a camera. Taylor creates underwater sculptures that serve as artificial reefs – with marine life colonizing and transforming his sculptures in spectacular ways.
Taylor’s work has a serious conservation angle, as his sculptures not only create a new habitat, they are also designed to divert traffic from other coral reef areas that suffer from overuse.
Taylor is currently engaged in the construction of a huge underwater sculpture museum – the Cancun and Isla Mujeres Art Underwater Art Museum, a must-see if you’re snorkeling in Mexico. You will be awestruck by the sculpture gardens, but keep your wits – you can never forget the rules of safety.