Surtsey is an island in Iceland that appeared in 1963 as a result of an underwater volcanic eruption that released smoke, ash and matter that joined together to form the islet. It takes its name from a giant from Norse mythology.
It serves biologists and other scientists to study and see how fungi, plants and animals reach new territory and interact with it.
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- Today in science: An island is born in earthsky.org