Earlier this year we reported that Busselton Jetty had begun the process of installing some epic underwater sculptures around the jetty, and now they’re all in!
The jetty itself has already been acting as an artificial reef over its almost 160 years in existence, and that underwater habitat has been enhanced with the 13 new sculptures.
Specifically designed to encourage marine life to colonise and use as habitats, the sculptures take a variety of forms including a giant crab, diving helmet and southern right whale.
Sculptors from far and wide were tapped for the project, and not only will the sculptures create new habitats, but the additional hard seafloor will provide extra habitats.
Hard seafloors are naturally uncommon in Geographe Bay, which predominately features seagrass meadows.
Busselton Jetty recently shared some snaps of the installed sculptures courtesy of local diver Laura Nicol – who braved the chilly winter waters to grab some pics.
Divers can explore the sculptures around the jetty, with cameras also being installed so you can watch their growth over the coming years from dry land.
Head to the Busselton Jetty website for more information.
Image Credit: Busselton Jetty via Laura Nicol.