What happens when Nature decides to push the “reset” button on an ecosystem? The answer can be found in the aftermath of the submarine volcanic eruptions that took place off El Hierro in the Canary Islands between October 2011 and March 2012. The resulting magma vaporized everything in its path, providing a fresh blank slate for a mysterious organism never before seen by scientists to move in and restart life in the area.
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