Eddie Botha: Edible Swimmers, 2016
“When they die, though, the skeleton remaining is this beautiful jet black colour, which people sometimes see as pieces of jewellery in different parts of the world.
“It is completely cold, it is completely black, there is no sunlight down there. They’re entirely reliant on whatever food is drifting past in the water column in order to survive.” Dr. Robin Beaman from James Cook University said.
Scientists recorded observations of extremely rare scorpion fish in Australia for the first time. This fish has never been seen in Australia, and the most recent witness was in Hawaii. The research was carried out on the Falkor research ship of the Schmidt Institute of Oceanography, which was part of the Institute’s Australian activities and was the fourth expedition of the year. It was carried out on the research ship Falkor of the Schmidt Institute of Oceanography, which was part of the Institute’s Australian activities and was the fourth expedition of the year. The team used a long-range underwater robot to watch a high-resolution video of the bottom of the seabed at a depth of about 1820m. This expedition provides scientists with a unique window into the past and present conditions of coral reefs, enabling scientists and park rangers to see and tell the complete story of the interconnected environment. They collected the first ancient bedrock sample under the Great Barrier Reef, which is estimated to have existed between 400 and 50 million years.
The Australia based artist through his work – Edible Swimmers, 2016 shows his concern for ocean and natural ecology, such as Global warming is causing changes in ocean chemistry and many ocean processes, and is threatening many marine animals that cannot cope with higher temperatures. In many parts of the world, overfishing is a serious problem. Environmentalists advocate the establishment of vast marine reserves to protect marine biodiversity.
・・・ Courtesy of the artist – Eddie Botha; Edible Swimmers, 2016; Indian ink on board; 17 ¾ x 53 15/16 in. (45 x 137 cm.); *This is a unique work
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