One of the creatures which are most important to the survival of beaches and the ecosystem that inhabits the sands, is depicted here the Jamaican Parrotfish. The parrotfish is curious creature where they feast on calcified coral and excretes most of what makes up the sand of our beaches. We should protect this creature not only to conserve our beaches for human recreational use, but also for the coastal life which uses the sand as shelter such as: sea turtles, crabs and more. The image shows the parrotfish diving to do that very activity of recycling calcified coral.
Designer: Leighton Estick
Medium: Sumi-e on watercolour paper
Dimensions: 8” x 10”