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New Island, Just Add Pumice

http://www.funzug.com/index.php/nature/amazing-sight-in-the-south-pacific.html

That would be pretty damn awesome, sailing through a sea coated in pumice and then seeing a volcano build itself before your very eyes. No doubt its gone by now, but thats awesome, IMHO.

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That would be a truly awe-inspiring sight to see!!! I remember reading a book as a kid about Surtsey and thinking how incredible it would be to watch a new volcanic island form!
So cool! Thanks for the link.
Love the pumice bits all floating together - thanks for sharing :)
THe movie Volcano Surtsey is well worth finding...many University libraries have it. We have it on 16mm film actually- the Icelandic music and accents are charming, and the footage of the island rising from the sea is incredible.
A paper on floating pumice 'rafts' if anyone is interested:

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March 2011

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