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Dominicans have no clue of their underwater world’s beauty

Santo Domingo.- Despite living on a half-an-island, the Dominican community is generally unaware of the potential, beauty and magic of the underwater world around them, according to a scientific diver whose stunning images and data to show why it´s important to preserve those environments.

Mar Vivo (live sea), written and illustrated by William Ricart, a civil engineer and professional underwater photographer, is one of the most detailed iconographic studies of Dominican reefs, captured by regions.

Quoted by, the author warns that despite that irresponsible human actions and purely environmental causes have severely damaged the shores around the country, they still maintain their beauty and an adequate space for the practice of amateur and professional diving, and a plus for tourists who seek purely recreational visits.

“Researcher argues that there is still time to save our seas and fauna, contributing with pictures pf its panoramas full of vitality by the impressive marine life surrounding the Dominican Republic.”

Tracy Bowen, an American researcher who supported Ricart´s scientific work, stressed that Dominicans are moving their preservation processes to their underwater world, especially to protect amphibians, marine mammals, and the huge number of creatures of flora and fauna that thrive on coral reefs.

Source: DT

Jan 20, 2016

Category: DR News |

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