Mount St. Helens is a volcano that erupted in Washington State, May 18, 1980. The volcano erupted, because of an earthquake. The volcano then destroyed homes, forests, streets, and a highway. This was the largest ever volcanic eruption, in the united states. 57 people perished in the eruption. Hundreds of square miles were reduced to wasteland causing over a billion U.S. dollars in damage, thousands of  animals were killed, and Mount St. Helens was left with a crater on its north side. A few weeks after the eruption biologists searched the area, and found that they were still animals and plant living there. Many people helped protect and save the area.

You would think that this would be primary succession, because it started as rock. But there were animals and plants still alive in the area so I believe it is secondary succession. It depends on which area it is, if the area is at  the base of the volcano, I would say it went through primary succession. Although, if the area is  a mile away from the base of the volcano, I would say it went through secondary succession.

For this post, I used the two reliable websites, stated below. These helped me answer the questions I needed to, and understand my topic.

First Site:http://whyfiles.org/031volcano/6.html 
Second SIte:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens

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