~~December 26, 2019~~
SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS
My country is beyond amazing!
I found this video this morning and I was mesmerized watching. My heart was beating fast and I felt chills. I was taken by the beauty presented in it. I must confess I knew most but not all of them.
To any English speaking readers, I will try to summarize the most important information. Take a visual trip along with the video producers.
~PUERTO RICO IS AN ARCHIPELAGO~
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has over 143 islands, cays, islets, and atolls. Only the main island of Puerto Rico (3,363 sq mi) and the islands of Vieques (51 sq mi), and Culebra (10 sq mi) are inhabited. …
The other 140 islands, cays, islets and atolls are not inhabited.
I’m so proud of being “BORICUA”!!
“El Yunque Rain Forest”
This is the rain forest that has the richest ecological diversity. It’s been recognized by the United Nations as a “Natural Biosphere Reserve“, as heritage belonging to humanity.
“Guánica Dry Forest”
One of the most important ecosystems in the world. Only 1% of these remain mature in the planet. Also recognized by the United Nations as a ‘National Biosphere Reserve“, as heritage to humanity.
“The Coral Reef Wall”
Reef corals make up 1% of the world’s oceans. Of all of them, Puerto Rico’s has the biggest ecological value, mostly the southwest coast of the Island. Puerto Rico is one of few places in the world where scientific studies are conducted in this field.
“Natural Reserve of Mona Island and Monito Islet”
One of the most important ecosystem in the Caribe area. It has diverse species, crystalline waters, cave system, Taíno art and extraordinary reefs. It’s a priceless natural sanctuary.
“Bio-luminescent Bays and Lagoons”
Emission of visible light by a live organism. They emit light when the water is agitated. It’s a relatively rare phenomenon in nature. It’s a constant phenomenon in Puerto Rico. The Island’s waters have been classified as zones of higher concentration and bioluminescent activity in the world.
It’s a natural, complex system including topography, caves, the soil, vegetation, fauna and more. 12% of the earth is covered in this type of land. Puerto Rico has one of the better examples of this type of geology. There are extensive cave systems and underground rivers.
“The Puerto Rican Trench”
This is a huge submarine canyon with an immense mountainous chain. It’s a unique geological formation that is much larger than the Gran Canyon in Colorado. It’s one of the deepest areas in our planet and the deepest of the Atlantic Ocean.
~~Published July 26, 2014~~
Puerto Rico es la cuna de fascinantes maravillas naturales. Conocer su enorme valor nos ayuda a conocer un componente importantísimo de lo que significa ser Boricua.
Puerto Rico is our home. It’s the location of miles and miles of unique life forms. Knowing its enormous value helps us understand an extremely important component of what it means to be BORICUA!!