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Surtsey

A seal at Surtsey with a blue rope wrapped around its neck

Rope Wrapped Around Seal's Neck

A female seal has gotten itself into a tight situation close to the island Surtsey, with a blue rope wrapped around its neck, restricting its airway.

Surtsey

Surtsey Borehole Collapses

A large borehole in the island of Surtsey collapsed yesterday after drilling over 150 meters (492 feet) into the earth, only 50 meters (164 feet) shy of its 200 meters (656 feet) goal.