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10 of the world's most spectacular artificial reefs

By: Bryan Nelson on Jan. 7, 2014, 3:22 p.m.
Silent Evolution underwater sculpture

Photo: Jason deCaires Taylor/Wiki Commons

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The Silent Evolution

Few artificial reefs are as awe-inspiring as Jason deCaires Taylor's "The Silent Evolution". The exhibit is a collection of 400 underwater sculptures, mostly depicting people seemingly frozen in time on the ocean floor. The artist hopes that the sculptures provide divers and snorkelers with an awareness of the plight of coral and other fragile ocean life. It is easily accessible to snorkelers in the National Marine Park of Isla Mujeres, Cancun and Punta Nizuc, in Mexico.