Selfies Saving The Reefs: Underwater Sculpture Garden in Palm Beach County

Divers and snorkelers will be able to take selfies around an underwater sculpture garden — 55 artificial reef modules attached to the seafloor. It’s all in the name of saving the environment in Palm Beach County.

The artificial garden features more than 50 tons worth of sculptures by noted marine artist and sculptor Chris O’Hare, owner of Reef Cells, who sculpted a 3D modeled mermaid reef and a memorial dedicated to veterans and first responders.

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The 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project partnered with Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resource Management for its second-annual public art installation.

Evan Snow is the executive director and project manager. Snow says the artificial reef deployment is an eco-tourism destination that helps coral restoration and fish biodiversity.

“This is the highest level of the intersection of art, science, technology, and coral restoration,” Snow said. “This is the peak of the moment of a very important fight to save the reefs.”

Snow says the attraction is one of the few ways to “raise awareness” about the dying coral reefs. Since the problem is underwater, he says it’s difficult to spread the message to the public.

“The coral reefs are out of sight, out of mind, for so many people and we know that,” Snow said. “It’s not a front-of-mind priority as is saving the Florida panthers or the manatees as we were growing up because you can see them.”


1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project

Underwater sculpture garden

The Florida Reef Tract is suffering from an active coral disease outbreak, tissue loss and other symptoms which started off the coast of Miami-Dade County in 2014.

It affects “nearly half of Florida’s 45 reef-building coral species,” according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Snow says everything is connected, from the coral reefs to the Everglades. And there are ecological and economic benefits to saving the coral ecosystem—any regular person can be part of the restoration process through “art, citizen science, and education.”

“Even if you don’t live on the water, the coral reefs are our first line of protection against storm surge. Against flooding. They break down the wave energy that literally allows the wave to currently reach our coastline at the rate they are now,” Snow said. “If the reefs die … and there is no first line of defense to break down the wave energy, it is literally accelerating the rate that we’re going to be underwater in Florida.”

Divers can start Monday, off of Peanut Island near the Blue Heron Bridge.

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Chloe Ferry fans can rent her incredible ‘dream home’ where she takes sexy selfies with cinema room and lavish kitchen

CHLOE Ferry fans can rent her incredible “dream home” where she takes sexy selfies with a cinema room and lavish kitchen.

The former Geordie Shore, 24, announced she was moving out of her Newcastle mansion to move to London.

Chloe Ferry is renting her home


Chloe Ferry is renting her homeCredit: Refer to Caption

However, rather than sell the house, the Newcastle beauty told fans the house is up for rent – and she’s advertised it through her amazing selfies.

Chloe said: “I have decided that I am going to move out of my house so it is going to go on the market for rent.

“If anyone is interested get your offers in. I have just moved into it, but yeah…”

The Geordie lass moved into her Newcastle home back in February after she moved out of her old pad that she shared with ex Sam Gowland.

The fireplace in her home


The fireplace in her homeCredit: Refer to Caption
Her huge bed


Her huge bedCredit: Instagram
She also has a lavish kitchen


She also has a lavish kitchenCredit: Refer to Caption

Over the past few months, the beauty has been renovating the space to make it perfect, previously calling the mansion her “dream home”.

The jaw-dropping bathroom, sleek kitchen and master bedroom are decorated top to bottom in grey and white.

Her bedroom features a one of a kind feature wall that was especially designed for her, a huge flat screen TV and a marble themed en suite.

Chloe opted for a chic decor and accessorised her pad with impressive gadgets.

A modern shower


A modern shower Credit: Refer to Caption
There's also a gorgeous bathroom


There’s also a gorgeous bathroomCredit: Refer to Caption
Chloe laying in her bathtub


Chloe laying in her bathtubCredit: Instagram

She also has another gorgeous bathroom that boasts a huge rounded bathtub and spacious shower – and Chloe loves the room as a back drop to same some sexy selfies.

Chloe even has her own dressing room which has a Hollywood mirror, mirrored make-up tables and pink leather seats.

The blonde beauty recently posted a snap of her taking a soak in her luxurious bath tub.

Speaking about her own space when she first moved in, Chloe said: “What I really like about the house is it’s got a lot of space when you walk in. I like the big rooms.”

There are plenty of spaces for selfie taking


There are plenty of spaces for selfie takingCredit: Instagram
She often shows off the home on her Instagram


She often shows off the home on her InstagramCredit: chloegshore1/Instagram
There's also huge outdoors space


There’s also huge outdoors spaceCredit: Instagram
The hot tub in the garden


The hot tub in the gardenCredit: Instagram
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