Whit­sun­days art

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LANG­FORD Reef in the Whit­sun­day Is­lands will be home to a new un­der­wa­ter art in­stal­la­tion thanks to fund­ing pro­vided by the Queens­land and Fed­eral Gov­ern­ments’ $7 mil­lion Tourism Re­cov­ery Fund.

The art­works slated to be in­cluded in the dis­play in­clude a fish, a nudi­branch and a crab, with the nudi­branch to mea­sure 1.8 me­tres long and weigh in at roughly 300 kilo­grams.

The project was co­or­di­nated by Great Bar­rier Reef Ma­rine Park Au­thor­ity, Queens­land Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice, Tourism Whit­sun­days, Reef Eco­logic and the CSIRO.

“We pro­pose to in­stall the art­works in early Aug and move them from the beach to in­ter­tidal to un­der­wa­ter en­vi­ron­ments one month at a time,” said Reef Eco­logic direc­tor Adam Smith.

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