𓅛 Pumilo

Birds, Wildlife and Gardening

‘Volcanoes are life’: how the ocean is enriched by eruptions devastating on land

<p>Lava is destroying much of La Palma but the last eruption in the Canaries appears to have ‘fertilised’ the surrounding seas</p><p>The <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/21/more-people-in-path-of-lava-from-la-palma-volcano-forced-to-flee">eruption of the volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands</a> is a vivid reminder of the destructive power of nature but, as it lays waste all before it on land, for marine life it is likely to be a blessing.</p><p>When the lava reached the sea near the La Palma marine reserve on Tuesday night, every marine organism that was unable to swim out of danger was instantly killed. However, unlike on land, which lava renders lifeless for decades (and with <a href="https://www.usgs.gov/center-news/volcano-watch-lava-flow-forest-primary-succession">forest not returning for more than a century</a>), marine life returns quickly and in better shape, research shows.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/05/volcanoes-are-life-how-the-ocean-is-enriched-by-eruptions-devastating-on-land">Continue reading...</a>

Lava is destroying much of La Palma but the last eruption in the Canaries appears to have ‘fertilised’ the surrounding seas

The eruption of the volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands is a vivid reminder of the destructive power of nature but, as it lays waste all before it on land, for marine life it is likely to be a blessing.

When the lava reached the sea near the La Palma marine reserve on Tuesday night, every marine organism that was unable to swim out of danger was instantly killed. However, unlike on land, which lava renders lifeless for decades (and with forest not returning for more than a century), marine life returns quickly and in better shape, research shows.

Continue reading… Source

%d bloggers like this: