Friday, June 26, 2009

Blue Hole IN, Marianas Trench OUT

About a year and a half ago I wrote a story for the Saipan Tribune about the Marianas Trench being nominated as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Obviously the Marianas Trench is one of the most spectacular geological features on the planet and would make it to the next round, right?


Those morons at New7Wonders didn't include it. So what did they include?

Guam's Blue Hole!

What kind of crap is that? There aren't even any fish at the Blue Hole because Guam has been completely fished out.

From the Vote for the Blue Hole page on
Blue Hole


Guam is the southernmost island in the Mariana island chain and the largest island in Micronesia. Guam's Blue Hole is a natural limestone vertical shaft formed millions of years ago which extends down into the reef. The opening is approximately 35 x 25 feet. The upper reef varies in depth from 20 feet near the cliffline, to 55-60 ft at the upper opening of the shaft. From there, it drops downward to 300+ feet.
300 feet? 300 feet!

The Marianas Trench dips down 7 miles?! What the heck!?


Vote for Guam's Blue Hole here:

1 comment:

Bespontaneous27 said...

The blue hole is 300 meters, so 980 feet, not 300 feet. But i do agree that the marianas trench is definitely more spectacular.