By Mark LaBarre
Volcano eruptions damage the surrounding environment in many ways. Mount Kilauea’s recent activity has placed the endangered Hawaiian hawk, called ‘Io, in great jeopardy, yet, like all flighted birds, the ‘Io has certain survival advantages over other animals.
Volcanologist Mark LaBarre, a native of Hawaii, provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of volcanic activity on birds and then focuses on Kilauea’s recent effusive eruption and its effects on local bird populations.
Studies of volcanoes’ impact on birds range from examination of fossil remains from much earlier volcanoes to contemporary studies of observed impacts. Follow the trail of inquiry with Mark!
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