Puerto Princesa Underground River on its quest to the New 7 Wonders of Nature

Palawan is home to several tourists spots in the country. The famous underground river, Puerto Princesa Underground River, is on its way to become part of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Just recently, a team of Italian scientists have discovered bones of an extinct sea cow species embedded in the walls of the Puerto Princesa Underground River.

According to Federico Panti and Paolo Forti, the Italian scientists who conducted the Palawan expedition, the fossil belongs to a 20 million years old species of the plant-eating sirenia. Also known as sea cow, the sirenia fossils were found in February and March 2011 and is considered a rare discovery in the region from the Miocene era.

This discovery is just one of the reasons why Puerto Princesa Underground River is worth voting in its quest to be part of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Vote online through New7Wonders.com or through SMS: Text PPUR (for 1 vote), PPUR7 (for 10 votes) or PPUR15 (for 15 votes) and send to 2861 for all local networks. Voting period is from October 1, 2010 to September 25, 2011.

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