Life after lava

Biological diversity thrives around Mount St. Helens

 

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Mount St. Helens: A world apart?

Ecologist Charlie Crisafulli talks about the surprising biodiversity that has emerged in the wake of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, and the ecological values of slowly regenerating landscapes.

Additional photography courtesy of Slideshow Bruce and Geowomble, licensed under Creative Commons.