Giant island of pumice could save the Great Barrier Reef

Staff writer

Scientists believe a giant floating island of pumice could help restore Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

The pumice came from an underwater volcano that erupted near North Tonga and formed a floating island about the size of Manhattan.

As it heads towards Australia's northeastern coast, scientists say living organisms will hitch a ride on the pumice and bring new life to the ailing coral reefs.

From Our Partners