Volcano in the Pacific sending Coffs its greetings
All eyes were on Ella Burgun as she stood at the front of her Kororo Public School classroom. But the five-year-old wasn't the least bit nervous, for she knew she had something truly special to share for show and tell ? pumice. Not just any ordinary pumice, these pieces of frothy rock had travelled more than 3500 kilometres before washing up on Korora Bay beach where Ella and her mum, Sara Bowen, collected them last week. Ms Bowen believes that the rocks came from a massive pumice raft that was produced by the eruption of a new volcanic island off Tonga last year. Marine scientists say hundreds of tonnes of pumice may be on its way to our shores, and had already begun washing up on NSW North Coast beaches.