The New Seven Wonders of the Natural World
Posted March 23, 2008on:
Last July, I posted in one of my blog entries the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World, which includes man-made monument from the old timer Pyramids of Egypt to the Ancient China’s Great Wall to the new world Christ the Redemeer of Brazil.
Now, another New 7 Wonders list is ongoing with an online voting determining who will fill-up the new list. But this time, the list will only include the Natural Wonders of the World. You may vote in their website thru the voting page.
Here is a little profile about the nominees:
Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef in the Sulu Sea that belongs to the Philippines. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. The reef is composed of two atolls, North and South Reefs. Each reef has a single small islet that protrudes from the water. The atolls are separated by a deep channel 8 kilometers wide. Over one thousand species, including many that are endangered, can be found at on the reef. These include manta rays, lionfish, tortoises, clownfish and sharks.
The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol, Philippines. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills, all about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 sq km The hills are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, giving them the name “Chocolate Hills.”
Mayon Volcano is an active volcano on the Filipino island of Luzo, 15 km northwest of Legazpi City.It is classified by volcanologists as a stratovolcano (composite volcano). Its symmetric cone was formed through alternate pyroclastic and lava flows. Mayon is the most active volcano in the country, having erupted over 47 times in the past 400 years, and is a part of what is called the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Plus, you can nominate your favorite Natural Wonder, if it is not yet nominated. I personally nominated the HUNDRED ISLANDS in Pangasinan.
The Hundred Islands National Park is in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. It is located in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. The islands (124 at low tide and 123 at high tide) are scattered along Lingayen Gulf and cover an area of 18.44 square kilometres. They are believed to be about two million years old. Only three of them have been developed for tourists: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children’s Island.
So Vote now!