A mente que se abre a uma nova idéia jamais voltará ao seu tamanho original.

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.

Albert Einstein

Quando vamos até o fundo do mar, descobrimos que ali jamais poderíamos viver sozinhos.
Então levamos mais alguém.E esta pessoa, chamada de dupla, companheiro ou simplesmente amigo, passa a ser importante para nós.Porque, além de poder salvar nossa vida, passa a compartilhar tudo que vimos e sentimos.E em duplas, passamos a ter equipes, e estas passam a ser cada vez maiores e mais unidas.

E assim entendemos que somos todos velhos amigos mesmo que não nos conheçamos.E esse elo que nos une é maior que todos os outros que já encontramos.E isso faz com que nós mais do que amigos, sejamos irmãos.Faz de nós, mergulhadores.

( Jacques Yves Cousteau)

Vídeos: MAR e Oceanos (movimente com (setas para baixo e PGDN)


Cristina Zunino

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O BLOG do mergulhador é a total dedicação ao mergulhador, as notícias, os eventos, aos mergulhos e opniões dos mergulhadores.

Levando os oceanos, mares e a vida marinha até você.

Um trabalho feito ao que nós amamos.

Um BLOG , sem fins lucrativos com o objetivo de desenvolver, divulgar, promover e incentivar atividades no mergulho que possibilitem a conservação do meio ambiente e dos recursos naturais.

The BLOG is dedicated to the diver, news, events, to dives and opinions of the divers, taking the oceans, seas and marine life to you.
A work we love.
Diver's blog is a nonprofit blog with the goal of developing, disseminating, and encouraging activities in the diver world allowing the conservation of the environment and natural resources.
Cristina Zunino
PADI-Nr.0712035737 - AOWD

domingo, 5 de junho de 2011

Saving the seas by design

An extraordinary installation in Mexico

will create a much needed artificial reef,

writes Craig Jacobs

A janitor, his baseball cap turned back to front, leans against his upturned broom, while a man in flowing robes is kneeling, his arms at his sides with palms facing upwards. A woman has cupped her hands in prayer and still another is clutching her pregnant belly protectively. A child is brandishing her handbag with pride while an elderly lady looks deep in thought.

There are 400 of them, standing transfixed as though, like Lot's wife, they have been

frozen in time - permanent life-sized

sculptures which form part of La Evolución or The Silent Evolution,

the latest installation to be introduced to perhaps the world's deepest

museum, the Musea Subacuático de Arte.

Situated off the coast of Cancun in Mexico, this modern-day

Atlantis is an answer to a marine crisis which has seen scientists

warn that up to half of the planet's coral reefs could disappear in less than 20 years' time.

While overfishing and pollution are the main causes of the damage,

recreational diving is also putting a strain on places such as the Cancun Marine Park,

one of the most visited stretches of water in the world, which attracts more than

750000 visitors annually.

Founded by Jaime Gonzalez Cano of The National Marine Park,

Roberto Diaz of The Cancun Nautical Association and sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor,

the museum takes a novel approach to tackling the problem - occupying

420 square metres of barren sea bed, the location of this man-made attraction

helps the area's natural reefs recover by drawing diving visitors away. And because

the sculptures are created with a special mix of cement, sand, micro silica and

fibreglass to promote coral life, they are helping to reinvigorate the underwater

ecosystem through the introduction of artificial reefs.

"The Silent Revolution aims to usher in a new age of responsible and

sustainable tourism," says the press material about the interactive

exhibition, which allows people to swim around or over the sculptures.

Marine life has started to colonise the installation - tropical fish now call

the artificial reef home, while coral and sea anemones have settled there.

All the sculptures in the installation were cast from real people, a cross-section

of mostly Mexican people ranging from Rosario, an 85-year-old nun, to

three-year-old Santiago.

"The installation portrays a gathering of people, illustrating how we are

facing serious questions concerning our environment and our impact

on the natural world," explains the museum. A team of artists, builders,

marine biologists, engineers and scuba divers worked alongside creator

DeCaires Taylor to complete the installation.

The artist says his bond to the sea has been a constant in his life

- raised by an English father and Guyanese mother, he spent his

childhood exploring coral reefs in Malaysia, while his interest

in the relationship between art and the environment was triggered

by his work as a graffiti artist.

Graduating from the London Institute of Arts with a BA Honours in

sculpture and ceramics, DeCaires has concentrated on sculpting in

cement rather than stone, with his underwater sculptures now found

not only in Mexico, but Grenada, where history and folklore have inspired his work.

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FILMES :Mares e Oceanos

01- Mergulho Radical 2: o recife
02- Sharkwatwer
03- Imensidão Azul (1988)
04- A Esfera
05- O Fundo do Mar
06- O Mundo do silêncio (1956)
07- The Cave
08- O segredo do abismo
09- Expedições Fluviais
10- A Odisseia de Jacques Cousteau
11- A marcha dos pinguins
12- Homens de honra
13- Coleção Blue Planet
14- Coleção PLaneta Terra
15- A Ilha dos Golfinhos
16- Expedicao Brasil Oceanico
17- Tubarão
19- Um tesouro de amor (Fool’s Gold)
20- Lost City Raiders
21- Mergulho Fatal (2009)
22- Mar de fogo
23- Ocean Men
24- Sea Hunt (aventura submarina)
The Greater Meaning of Water