Friday, May 24, 2013
Tubbataha Reefs - PHILIPPINES - UNESCO #653
Today I found on my mailbox two amazing pictures of a real paradise - Palawan in the Philippines! Thanks to Jan, I've got two more sites in my collection and a new dream destination to my hollidays - in this case, to see the Tubbataha Reefs I must do a diving course first! Ok, with this one, 27 sites, 935 to go! This postcard took 21 days to arrive!
The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 130,028 ha, including the North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands.