On a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, seabirds squawk and flowers bloom. But this island is unusual in a big way. It’s new!
In December 2014, an underwater volcano erupted in a country called Tonga. Hardened ash from the volcano piled up under the waves. Eventually, the mound grew big enough to emerge above the surface. It formed a new island between two older islands.
Today, plants grow on the mile-long island. And birds are even making homes there.