Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Relaxing Underwater

Yesterday was our monthly community recreation. We went over to our beach house in Dasag, Samal Island. I spent an hour scuba diving. It was very peaceful and relaxing underwater. But the seascape is no longer as beautiful as it was nine years ago when I started diving here. It was like an underwater garden then - very colorful and lots of fish. This time the corals are bleaching - they are dying and turning white & grey. There are few fish. I remember watching Al Gore's documentary "The Incovenient Truth" the other night with the community. He said that one of the effects of global warming is that coral reefs are bleaching. What I saw under the sea seems to verify this.

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