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RSS FeedsCorals survive to tell the tale of Earth´s newest island eruption
(WorldNews Environment)

 
 

9 december 2019 04:25:49

 
Corals survive to tell the tale of Earth´s newest island eruption
(WorldNews Environment)
 


A volcanic eruption has created a new island in the South Pacific Ocean. Scientists say coral reefs on a tiny island in the South Pacific have shown incredible resilience and recovery from a recent but very severe disturbance: a volcanic eruption that created a new island. Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha`apai was (until October this year) the newest island on Earth. It was a result of a massive 2015 volcanic eruption in the middle of the South Pacific that, over a period of two weeks, created a new island more than 200 metres high. Lead author Patrick Smallhorn-West is a PhD candidate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (Coral CoE at JCU) and a National...


 
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