Volcanic Eruption Leads to Unusual Algae Bloom (image) University of Southern California Share Print E-Mail Caption During Kilauea's massive eruption in 2018, a super bloom of algae appeared and stretched for miles. USC Dornsife geochemists and University of Hawaii researchers investigated what led to the growth. Credit US Coast Guard Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.