penguin chick pictureHI EVERYBODY!!

No such thing as lava tubes here. We do get iceberg tubes when a walrus falls through one, but that's about the extent of our tubing experiences here. Looks like Angie had a pretty cool time exploring one though.

See you later!

Volcanos erupt because of build-up of gas and extreme pressure beneath the earth's crust.
Not all of that gas goes up though. Some of it escapes through what later are called lava tubes. Kind of like a release valve.
They are technically called Nahuka or Thurston lava tubes.

A little knowledge ahead of time is a good thing.
Kind of like a clogged artery.
Mother Nature's stuffy sinus
Care for a brief walk? Watch your head.
Did that lava tube
just wink at me?

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*Emperor penguin chick photo courtesy of Guillaume Dargaud