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Galapagos volcano threatens Pink Iguanas
« on: May 26, 2015, 11:25:10 am »
A Galapagos Island volcano erupted Monday morning, threatening a unique species of pink iguanas.

The roughly 1.1-mile high Wolf volcano is located on Isabela Island, is home to a wide variety wildlife that helped inspire Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

The Wolf volcano is not located near a populated area, so there is not risk to humans. but the island has is the only population of pink iguanas in the world.

Wolf volcano, is the Galapagos Island's highest point. The volcano's dark plume or smoke & ash was estimated to be 6.4 miles high. The volcano had been inactive for 33 years.

The lava is flowing down the volcano's southern face while the iguanas, officially an endangered species, inhabit the opposite side, so the animals may escape harm.

The flow is likely to reach the sea, where it could harm marine life. Populated areas of the island are safe from the lava, but some of the ash cloud could descend upon the area & effect wildlife.

In April, unusual seismic activity was also reported at the Sierra volcano on the same Isabela Island, where yellow, orange iguanas and giant turtles also live.

The eruption on the Ecuador island comes just weeks eruptions in neighboring Chile, another South American country located on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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