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WriteOut Postcard to Coral Reef

illustration of coral reef "Save Oceans Save Coral Reefs Save Us Now!" with QR code to links of information
on Flickr
faded coral reef illustration and QR code with text: Dear Coral Reefs,

Thank you for giving earth life. We hear you. We are listening. To save us, we save you. We are on on this!

Sincerely, DS106 WriteOut
on Flickr

Daily Create and October Doodle

WriteOut POSTCARD TO CORAL REEF

In the oceans around the world are forests of coral suffering from climate change and a direct link to life on earth. Coral are the “protein factory of the world,” on which all other life depends. Listen to Ian Somerhalder explain about coral reefs in one of “Nature is Speaking” important videos about our earth:

On YouTube and at Nature is Speaking

Today’s WriteOut’s Daily Create prompt — #DS106  @ds106dc   #tdc3927  #writeout —Are you Listening to Nature Speaking?  asks us to chose one bit of nature speaking and write a letter to that bit of nature.

I choose the Coral Reef and drew my postcard, front and back with this message:

Dear Coral Reefs,

Thank you for giving earth life. We hear you. We are listening. To save us, we save you. We are on this!

Sincerely, DS106 WriteOut

I also found several sites from NASA and Rotary International, both of whom are carefully listening to nature and responding as each can. The QR code on the card [front and back] link to these informational sites, also listed here:

Save Coral Reefs

NASA Rainforest of the Sea
Rotary Reefs

Take a Look

Go to “Nature is Speaking” site and listen to nature speaking. Perhaps take time to doodle a postcard to that bit of nature with a note to it.


A Web

Atop the granite peeking through
Puget Sound waters
Bald eagle searches the waters
above the seals sunning on water’s edge,
And below the shining ripples
even here the coral grows— 
the beginning of the web of earth’s
protein for living beings 
until warming waters of increased carbon
acidify their home, their lives,
the living within them and that which they feed
and on and on to the seals and eagles and us.

Note: the oceans absorb 30% of carbon dioxide, endangering the entire food web. 

Sheri Edwards  
10.14.22   289.365.22  
Poetry/Photography
2018 Photo in Puget Sound near La Conner, WA on Flickr

A Web

Atop the granite peeking through
Puget Sound waters
Bald eagle searches the waters
above the seals sunning on water’s edge,
And below the shining ripples
even here the coral grows—
the beginning of the web of earth’s
protein for living beings
until warming waters of increased carbon
acidify their home, their lives,
the living within them and that which they feed
and on and on to the seals and eagles and us.

Note: the oceans absorb 30% of carbon dioxide, endangering the entire food web.

Sheri Edwards
10.14.22 289.365.22
Poetry/Photography
See NOAA on Ocean Acidification


This post is part of the October WRITEOUT adventure of the National Writing Project and the National Park Service — a STEAM-powered Write Out 2022. Organized as a public invitation to get out and create, supported by a series of free online activities, Write Out invites educators, students, and families to explore national parks and other public spaces. The goal is to connect and learn through place-based writing and sharing. Learn more and sign up: https://writeout.nwp.org

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