Mud and vegetation on new Pacific island near Tonga baffles scientists

Mud and vegetation on new Pacific island near Tonga baffles scientists

NASA has said that an island that formed from a volcanic eruption four years ago in the southern Pacific Ocean appears to be here to stay. The new island, near the nation of Tonga, is one of three that has erupted in the last 150 years and ’survived the ocean’s eroding waves’. Researchers were surprised to have found mud, vegetation and even a few animals, including an owl and hundreds of terns.

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Yvonne Stahl
Yvonne Stahl 1 year

woop woop Go Nature!

innatelyalone
innatelyalone 1 year

I highly doubt that researchers were surprised to find mud and plant life on a newly formed island.. that's generally expected

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Can I buy it??? I got like. $50.

MightyMargulis
MightyMargulis 1 year

life finds a way(que the Jurassic park music)

Life of Ri
Life of Ri 1 year

Nobody:Animals on tonga It's free real estate

ravel70
ravel70 1 year

...but it hasn't been billions and billions of years?!

Vault Tec USA
Vault Tec USA 1 year

This is just evolution and competition at work they know this its not baffling

Pj Sina
Pj Sina 1 year

I call dibs

StrangeCalibur
StrangeCalibur 1 year

Evolution finally debunked!

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