Guillermo Ricart’s “Mar vivo”—A book that proposes protecting the Dominican Republic’s seabed 

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A new book— Guillermo Ricart’s Mar vivo [The Living Sea]—reveals the potential of submarine coast of the Dominican Republic, and brings awareness to marine conservation. Check out Guillermo Ricart’s spectacular underwater photography and research here.  Dominican Today writes: 

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 Guillermo Ricart, a civil engineer and professional underwater photographer, is one of the most detailed iconographic studies of Dominican reefs, captured by regions.

Quoted by acento.com.do, 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.

For original article (in English), see http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/tourism/2016/1/20/57919/Dominicans-have-no-clue-of-their-underwater-worlds-beauty

For original article (in Spanish), see http://acento.com.do/2016/cultura/8316251-mar-vivo-libro-que-llama-a-defender-potencial-de-los-fondos-submarinos-de-rd/

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