Sweet Barrier Reef

Infos zum Kunstwerk
  • Jahr: 2009
  • Ort: Great Barrier Reef
  • Land: Australia (-17.59030415,146.63741162358355) centr.
  • Kategorie: Ökosysteme /Flora/ Fauna, Umweltverschmutzung und -zerstörung/ Gifte, and Wasser/ Gewässer
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Die Installation SWEET BARRIER REEF zeigt das Modell eines Korallenriffs, das hauptsächlich aus Zucker besteht. Die bleichen Korallen erinnern an das Phänomen der Korallenbleiche, die z.B. das Great Barrier Reef bedroht. Vor allem Sedimente, die bei der Ernte von Zuckerrohr freigesetzt werden, verursachen die Bleiche, die schließlich zum Tod der Korallen führen kann. >>

“More broadly, this work seeks to focus on all causes of human impact that lead to coral death. Presently the most significant factor of coral bleaching and danger to coral is posed by global warming. Abnormal rises in sea temperatures lead to massive coral damage in vast areas. Coral is a very sensitive animal and cannot tolerate a rise of even one or two degrees in sea temperature. It can be classified into one of the animals that are easily damaged with human impact, such as a result of climate change, over-fishing and water pollution.” (Ken + Julia Yonetani) >>

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