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Mount Saint Helens
     The Mt. St. Helens eruption of 1980 caused succession to occur. After a 300 mile per hour lateral blast of hot air and debris, the melted rock began to cool. Few animals and plants, such as pocket gophers and willow, survived. Lichen began to grow. After that, pearly everlasting started to grow. This was followed by the growing of prairie lupine. After shrubs developed, saplings began to come into the area. Red alder trees eventually sprouted, which later formed into a forest.
     This is primary succession. It is because the volcanic rock cooled and started a new biome. This started as just a plain of rock, and later it reached a climax community.
     If you would like to learn more about this event, click here.


Kyle
11/8/2012 11:53:37 pm

Very interesting Chandler, nice job.

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Emm J
11/9/2012 12:11:47 am

Aw, that's sad. Haha, awesome bloggggg

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