This Pacific atoll could be one more… except that less than a century there was no. This is the power of nature.

A new study has shown the extraordinary rebirth of a coral island in the Pacific, devastated by a typhoon over a century ago.

Scientific Murray Ford and Professor Paul Kench investigated the changes that have taken place in the atoll Nadikdik (a coral reef in a ring in the Marshall Islands) from 1905, when a typhoon destroyed much of the coral islands of the zona.Ahora, imágenes aéreas de la island muestran una recuperación significativa de la misma, environment to 25%, entre el final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y el año 2010.

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En only 61 years old, A deposit became an island with vegetation steady. Also, several small islands have been previously formed by agglomerating to form a single larger island.
“The storm obviously generated a huge volume of sediment released on the islands and lots of coral, what has helped reorganize”, explica Ford. De facto, continues, la nueva isla se ha estado formando en el mismo lugar de las anteriores. “Evidence suggests that despite the typhoon occurred over a century ago, geomorphic setting of the islands is still ongoing”.The study indicates that the “message” transmits real than this discovery is that “an event of great magnitude can destroy both islands cause a series of processes that allow them to be recreated”, something that scientists continue to investigate.

 

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