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Monitoring marine debris on Hunga Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai. October 2019. Photo: Cameron Gallant & Katherine H. Webber Blog.
October 18, 2019

On a 12-week expedition to the Pacific Islands this month, NASA has partnered with the Tongan Ministry of the Environment and the Sea Education Association, to do field work on the recently formed volcanic island Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai. The island formed in eruptions of 2014-15, is being studied as part of an ongoing joint research project between NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and SEA.

 

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