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University of Oregon

Isabella Island in the Galapagos Archipelago

Caption: Birds flock not far from a volcano on Isabella Island, where two still active volcanoes are located. The location of the mantle plume, to the southeast of where computer modeling had put it, may explain the continued activity of volcanoes on the various Galapagos Islands.

Credit: Douglas Toomey

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