The paintings were developed by a field team of ecologists, who sketched in the field, identified the individual living organisms, and aided in the niche perspective. The result is a pictorial summary of the environment, plant, and animal population of the various identified ecological systems called biotopes.
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute worked with iZone Imaging to fabricate both the signs and stands. Design and installation were conducted by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute.
“Our signs must withstand climate extremes. The weather in South Texas can be described as variable and extreme and any signage must be durable. With an average summer maximum range of 33.3 – 35.6°C coupled with in winter, radical changes with passing cold fronts (can drop 30-40°F within a few hours). iZone Imaging and their CHPL products are the most durable signs available we have found to withstand the harsh environment.”
– Sally Palmer, Marine Science Institute