The Wonders of the Sea : UP CLOSE


up close with the wonders of the sea
One of the aquarium in Manila Ocean Park (Oceanarium)

This isn't under the sea
nor under the vast ocean deep
A huge tank that resembles their
natural habitat.
They seem to enjoy it
They seem to be happy
Maybe, they have
another mission
A purpose that should be achieved.
To offer their beauty
within reach
To share their uniqueness
and be appreciated
To leave the human eyes
in bewilderment and awe
These creatures in the abyss
swim, glide, crawl, flap, twirl
spin, wobble and sway.
Gazing upon this glass full of
water and seaweeds from the deep
Keeping their stay in the man-made haven
for rational being to take a
glimpse up close.



44 comments:

  1. The Aquarium in Manila Ocean Park are impressive and the marine life is very rich.

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    1. It's an amazing to watch these sea animals being displayed through these various oceanariums.

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    2. It's also good that they keep on improving the facilities of Manila Oce.an Park

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    3. I've been fortunate to visit MOP, too! Not bad, at all! I recommend it for a nice family outing.

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    4. Nice for family outing, educational!

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  2. Ang lalim, sea nga...:-) Kidding aside, I love the sea and its beautiful creatures too. Somehow, it's very relaxing and fascinating.:-)

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    1. Not everybody can explore the deep... that's the main reason for this kind of public park.

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  3. To me sea is a form of tranquility. I can reflect and think positive thoughts wheneverI am surrounded by such a big body of water.

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    1. SEA is a home for several marine animals but it is also created for a perfect place to unwind... its shores.

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  4. how majestic it is to see what lies under the sea!!!

    :))

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    1. It's truly magical to watch them just ramble with water.

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  5. Lovely poem yet again, Ms. Marri! But I have to say that I don't quite fancy sea creatures being kept in captivity. :( Whenever I see one, I always remember the NEMO movie...

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    1. Thanks for liking the poem, Mai. If you only read between the lines, you will feel that we share the same sentiments regarding animals being held in bondage then using them for any form of financial gain.

      Please READ these lines again...

      "They seem to enjoy it. They seem to be happy. Maybe, they have another mission. A purpose that should be achieved. To offer their beauty within reach."

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  6. i enjoy looking at the sea creatures in the Karagatan of Manila Ocean Park, i sat there for around 30 mins. or more just staring at the school of fishes swimming around :)

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    1. Yes... they are BEAUTIFUL indeed! Di sila nakakasawang pagmasdan, Ms Joy.

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  7. Great poem by the way. That's one of the things I look forward reading from your site.

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    1. Salamat Sir Franc. POETRY is something that I want to do and I need to do. This is my way of sharing my thoughts about anything that interest me through a passionate manner.

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  8. I love sea creatures although not all of them because there are aggressive ones, haha. I also love your poem and we have the same sentiments regarding them being a captive.

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    1. My kids enjoyed it so much especially my youngest who is 3. He's overwhelmed with the different kinds of fish and sea animals.

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  9. I love seas. Water will always brings us tranquility. Everytime I'm in a beach, the open area, sea breeze, it just makes me feel I'm free.

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    1. being in the sea shore truly gives you a time for yourself with nature. I wonder how these ocean wonders feel in this huge tanks. Do they know that this isn't their REAL home??

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  10. nakakainis hindi pa ako nakakaratingng manila ocean park. awerrr..partida taga manila ako. whew!

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  11. ganda ng poem.I love undersea photos ,very relaxing. I hope to visit the undersea too, mas maganda siguro.

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    1. Salamat po Ms Tess! Actually, I'm so afraid of being in the sea more so going under the sea. Parang kakainin ako ng tubig eh.

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  12. sometimes aquarium can preserve them but I hope their extinction wont happen

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    1. I hope so as well, Ms Chrisair. There must be an alternative plan for their survival.

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  13. Nice photo of the sting rays. I have seen them at the Park and in the wild. They are truly magnificent creatures.

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    1. I'm contented seeing them in this aquarium... not in the wild or under the deep sea diving. I'm scared though.

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  14. great photo shot of the stingray. when we were there, all my shots were too dark :)
    yes, my little girl had a lot of fun seeing the diverse sea creatures in MOP.

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  15. I know that Manila Ocean Park has a lot of exhibits. Can't wait to visit soon. :)

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  16. as much as possible i would like to appreciate their beauty in the wild rather than in captivity ... i just hope they maximize the presence of these marine organisms inside the tank ... taking care of them is different from being free in their natural habitat...

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  17. I love to watch school of small fish in an aquarium. But I am afraid to see big fish, under water creature, etc in the ocean. Hehehe. Love your poem too!

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  18. I remember the huge aquarium tank in Dubai Mall and Atlantis Hotel...They do have wonderful creatures inside...: )

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  19. The mystery of the sea is something we, kids and adult, want to explore, thankful we have such! (replica manlang) eheheh

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  20. Before I saw the cation of the photo, I thought it was in Singapore. Good to know that we have that in the Philippines; I have not been in that place yet.

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  21. sad somehow... because i always feel their beauty belongs to the sea... but they have their purpose as you have said and if it is any consolation, they are taken cared of even away from the sea...

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  22. When I look at sea creatures, or any of God's creation, I can't help but be in awe. How great is our God!

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  23. It was so relaxing to watch the sea and even the big aquarium like in Manila Ocean. When I watch the fish, I feel calmness and I almost forgot all the bad things around.

    Mommy Jem of Experience of a Super Mommy

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  24. There's really something about the sea and its creatures that calms the soul. Seeing the creatures swim freely seems to take my worries away. :)

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  25. Ooohhh... We're going to MOP this coming Sunday! I'm so excited to see that big aquarium! :)

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  26. My best friend and colleague in the DepEd in our lunch together after our morning meeting with our Church leaders here in Bacolod has shared me his wonderful experience in visiting the Ocean Park. It is really amazing! The sea animals are real! What a real ocean scene!

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  27. There is really something very enchanting seeing sea creatures glide and swim through the waters inside an aquarium. I could easily stare at them for hours and not get bored. But, of course, nothing compares to seeing them while snorkeling or diving.

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  28. I went here about a year and a half after it opened and it was not 100% completed. I also wonder if they introduced new features.

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