Quite a few web-sites have stories about the volcano island named
Surtsey, which so
suddenly popped up from the ocean in 1963, soon to be 40 years ago.
But so far I have found just about nothing about what happened after
- that is: how has life developed on such a new piece of earth?
At least I have not found much on the web.
So why not try to do something about that?
Now there are quite a few kinds of life, and it will be to much
to include everything here, because there really is a lot of life
on Surtsey today..
Already about 60 different plants are growing on the island, ten
different kinds of birds
are nesting there, and insects and smaller creatures you can find
by the thousands.
And of course, there is also a rich marine life. And not at least
but there we are out of any knowledge, so you have to look up that
(although references may be given...)
The pages found below are by no means scientific. They are made
believing more people are like myself - wish to know more, but there
is a limit... So as far as possible I have tried to make these pages
easy to understand to 'normal' people.
Here you can find more information about:
|| Bird migration
|| Fossils on Surtsey
|| How life developed
|| The eruption
February 18th, 2003
last report from Surtsey Research - 2009. Click here
Any questions, or a feeling of knowing more, just get in touch!