The Weird Surfaces Of Undersea Life, In Crochet And Plastic Trash

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Weirdest science art we've seen lately: artists working with the Institute for Figuring have recreated the hyperbolic surfaces of undersea reefs using the plastic garbage that is helping to kill them — plus a lot of crocheting as well. Artworks include "The Ladies' Silurian Atoll" and "Cambrian Explosion Reef."

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Klebert L. Hall

"the plastic garbage that is helping to kill them"

What mechanism are you proposing for this?

Over-harvesting and water temperature change are mostly responsible for reef shrinkage, AFAIK.

-Kle.