wow philippines!!!

yay! tubbataha reef is now # 3 in the liveranking of the new 7 nature wonders of the world as of 03.06.08 1914hrs.

but what is tubbataha?

– home to no less than:

· 483 species of fish

· 396 species of corals (about half of all coral species in the world)

· 44 species of birds

· 9 species of dolphins & whales

· Nesting Hawksbill & Green sea turtles

– if mountaineers have mt.everest, divers have tubbataha reef :-)

– contains roughly 10,000 hectares of coral reef, lying at the heart of the coral triangle* – the center of global marine biodiversity

*coral triangle is the imaginary plane connecting the Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New. it has:

o 600 species of corals,

o 1,200 species of finfishes

o 700 species of algae

o 33 species of mangrove,

o five out of seven known species of sea turtles,

o 24 species of crustaceans.

marine biologist Dr. Carpenter of Global Marine Species Assessment of the World Conservation Union, Philippines came out as the area with the highest marine biodiversity and thus called sulu-salawesi corridor as the center of the center of marine biodiversity (woaaaah!)

of our 4 entries who made it to the top 77(as of this blogging), chocolate hills (#4), subtarrenean river (#6) and mayon volcano (#10), tubbataha reef remains a dream to me!

i’ve seen how amazing the changing colors of chocolate hills are…the majesty of the perfect cone of mayon…and the mystical charm of subtarrenean river of palawan but i have yet to explore the unrivaled beauty of tubbataha’s marine life.

but come 2009, when i’m already equipped (msd c card holder hopefully) and i’ve saved enough money for a liveaboard adventure…i’d share the experience with you, milestone to milestone :-)

for now, i content myself to what the experts say, the marine biologists findings and my fellow divers share…how AMAZING our natural treasure is :-)

so to all my friends, strangers, near strangers, runners of the recent “save the tubbataha reef” and even to my lurkers, please support the tubbataha reef in its quest to be the No. 1 of the new 7 nature wonders of the world! it’s about time our natural beauty gets the spot it deserves :-)

hop here to vote.

woootwoot!

o~o

i have already made my statement how do i find the current # 1, halong bay of viet nam here, and how it fell short to our very own coron (kayangan lake). and in all objectivity even the current mayon volcano the current # 10, can beat its beauty anytime of the day!

o~o

want eye candies? hop here

o~o

for further readings where most of the infos here are from:

tubbataha site

Center of the Center of Marine Biodiversity

asia dive sites

UNESCO

Aquatic Wonders of Tubbataha

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4 Responses to “wow philippines!!!”


  1. 1 Pinoy_Radical 8 June, 2008 at 3:21 am

    Tubbataha Reef
    currently (as of June 8, 2008) at the 2nd spot. Please vote!

  2. 2 Pinoy_Radical 8 June, 2008 at 3:23 am

    Tubbataha Reef
    currently (as of June 8, 2008) at the 2nd spot

  3. 3 franc 11 June, 2008 at 9:15 am

    well researched si banggi…

  4. 4 owie 14 June, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Tubbataha is still at number 2. With support pouring countinously, I wont be surprised to see it at number 1 spot a few days from now.

    Let’s get our votes count also for Chocolate Hills, the Subterranean Underground River, and Mayon which are all included in the top 2 list as of June 14.

    head to new7wonders.com or you may also check my blog at http://new-7-wondersoftheworld..blogspot.com


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