ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Rainforest of the Sea

Updated on November 5, 2015
RJ Schwartz profile image

Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.

Fringing Reef

Source

Above the Reef

Source

The Coral Reefs of the World are unique and diverse, however many threats are contributing to their demise. It's estimated that 10% of the reefs are dead globally and more are dying.

The following is a visual poem, which depicts the environment of reefs around the world and the way everything ties together and how it can be blown apart unless we as stewards of the ocean ecology do our part to ensure their survival and recovery.

Rainforests of the Deep

Coral Planting

Source

Antler Coral

Source

Brain Coral

Source

Lavender Tube Sponges on Caribbean Reef

Source

Laysan Albatross

Source

Artificial Reef - Gulf of Aqaba

Source

Before and After Bottom Trawling

Source

Coral Mining

Source

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • Authenticz profile image

    Authenticz HubPage 

    2 years ago from North America

    Nice!

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    You are spot on as usual - the upper part being more dense and then thinned by the impact of damage and slowly rebuilding toward the bottom

  • Jodah profile image

    John Hansen 

    2 years ago from Queensland Australia

    This was a very interesting and effective concept for a poem RJ. The words looked to be in the shape of coral to me. Being Australian, the health of the Great Barrier Reef is of constant concern to me and many of my countrymen and women. Bleaching has already begun in places like many other coral reefs around the world it needs protecting and preserving. I applaud you for this hub. Beautiful images too.

  • Eric Flynn profile image

    Eric Wayne Flynn 

    2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

    A reminder of how all life is dependent upon each other. An interesting approach visually to the piece; acts as a map, showing the coverage and potential disentigration of the reefs.

    EWF

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Thanks CrisSp & GRL - appreciate you taking the time to read

  • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Wonderful journey to the sea. Love the picture of the albatross.

  • CrisSp profile image

    CrisSp 

    2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

    Brilliant work! Lovely images!

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I've been experimenting with this "fragmentation" approach on a few works - hopefully it gives the reader many pathways to travel each time they read it; always arriving at the final conclusion. My son has Autism and I find myself marveling at how his thought process is so much different than mine, yet we come to the same answer....the unseen guide who steadies my pen....Blessed Be my Spiritual Brother

  • manatita44 profile image

    manatita44 

    2 years ago from london

    Cleverly done poem with priceless images! Also awesome message. We need more readers from higher places too. Hari Om!

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Thank you very much for the kind words - I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. At least the problem is being addressed and hopefully with a little luck the seas will recover.

  • saddlerider1 profile image

    saddlerider1 

    2 years ago

    What a a symphony and harmonic display of verse here dear poet. It's very sad what man has done to the sea in so many ways, poisoning it steadily daily, like the rain forests, coral is on the list of extinctions. The cruelty by man so callous and unforgiving. The seas have become a dump site for every conceivable waste imaginable. Your display of photos here are magnificent, I love the sea. Let's hope that man will come to our senses and repair the damages they are doing and have done. Beautiful poem

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)