Latest Tonga Stories
Thanks to volcanic activity, a new island has risen out of the waters of the South Pacific. Just don't start making Spring Break plans to go there yet. Scientists are warning that the new island is highly unstable and even boats should avoid passing too close.
Tonga, an island 1,243 miles northeast of New Zealand, has sparked the world’s attention through the Tongan volcano eruption, resulting in the creation of a new physical island.
SOCHI, Russia, Feb.
Public Library of Science High-precision techniques estimate first settlers arrived in Tonga almost 2,900 years ago Polynesia was one of the last places on Earth to be settled by humans, and new techniques reveal that this settlement first occurred within a 16 year window nearly 3000 years ago. The research, published November 7 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Burley and colleagues from Simon Fraser University, Canada, reveals that the first human settlers lived in a...
New research indicates that volcanic activity in the Southwest Pacific could help to save the Great Barrier Reef, but it could also be what caused it to form in the first place.
The first scientists to witness exploding rock and molten lava from a deep sea volcano, seen during a 2009 expedition, report that the eruption was near a tear in the Earth's crust that is mimicking the birth of a subduction zone.
September 29, 2009, event was seismic triple-whammy.
Tropical Cyclone Rene slammed Tonga early yesterday, February 15, with maximum sustained winds near 100 mph (160 kilometers).
The Fiji Banded Iguana, Brachylophus fasciatus, is found in Fiji, Tonga and other pacific islands. It is believed to have evolved from the Green Iguana from the Americas. Male banded iguanas are emerald green with light bluish bands. Females are solid green with occasional spots. Both have red-orange eyes and yellow nostrils. It is endangered due to habitat loss and the introduction of predators.