Minimize Nishinoshima volcanic island growth

An island rises out of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan in this 31 December 2013 image, captured by WorldView-2.

Formed by a still-active undersea volcano, scientists claim the new island, Nishinoshima, will offer a rare chance to examine how new life colonises barren land. 

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Credit: Image © 2016 DigitalGlobe

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