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Maldivian police destroy Jason deCaires Taylor sculpture Photo

Maldivian police destroy Jason deCaires Taylor sculpture

Jason deCaires Taylor’s “Sculpture Coralarium” has been destroyed by police in the Maldives. The semi-submergerd structure and sculptures was destroyed using pick axes, ropes, and saws in front of the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi resort on Friday of this past week. The move came after a civil court ordered the destruction of the artwork. Former president Abdulla Yameen, who did not win re-election this weekend, ordered the removal in July.

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Jason deCaires Taylor opens Coralarium in the Maldives Photo

Jason deCaires Taylor opens Coralarium in the Maldives

Underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has opened a new exhibit in the Maldives that contains 30 coral covered structures. Coralarium is located at the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. The structure is accessible to visitors via a long pool and consists of casts of local Maldivians. In addition to a living stag horn coral path, the exhibit is seeded with coral to promote new growth as well as peppered with dead coral fragments.

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Reef ID Books publishes Maldives reef guide Photo

Reef ID Books publishes Maldives reef guide

Reef ID Books has published a print version of their “Coral Reefs Maldives” marine life photo guide. It illustrates and identifies over 1200 species commonly found in the reefs and atolls of the Maldives in an easy to use graphical format. It now available in print, Kindle and iBook formats.

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