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Floating Pumice Seeding Aussie Reefs


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Author: Stephen Pincock

Source: ABC Science

July 20, 2012

"Thousands of kilometres of ocean may separate Tonga's many volcanoes and Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, but researchers have found an interesting connection.

The unexpected connection is pumice, a lightweight, frothy rock that forms when molten lava cools rapidly in the air or ocean, explained geologist Dr Scott Bryan from the Queensland University of Technology.

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