Rare opportunity to study short-lived volcanic island reveals sulfur-metabolizing microbes

On the short-lived island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai, researchers discovered a unique microbial community that metabolizes sulfur and atmospheric gases, similar to organisms found in deep sea vents or hot springs.On the short-lived island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai, researchers discovered a unique microbial community that metabolizes sulfur and atmospheric gases, similar to organisms found in deep sea vents or hot springs.

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