Coral resilience

A recent visit to the abandoned nuclear weapons test site at Bikini Atoll has revealed a remarkable regrowth of local corals in the middle of a water-filled crater created by a 15 megaton hydrogen bomb!

While some localised species extinction is apparent – unsurprising given the incredible damage inflicted in the tests during the 1950s – the species that remain are flourishing.

A heartening reminder of the tenacity of life even under the most trying environmental pressures.

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