On the cruiser trip on the way to the Island we sighted common dolphin, gannets and mutton birds. We transferred at sea to a pontoon boat and then to the island. We were guided right to the crater edges, past steam and gases (we were wearing gas masks and hard hats). There were lots of bright yellow sulphur deposits and the remains of a mining operation. There is a gannet breeding colony on the side of the island unaffected by the volcano. A once in a lifetime experience wandering a live marine volcano.
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