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|The exact cause of the gas release at Lake Nyos is still unresolved. One theory is that a small confined area of the lake released gas allowing for the stratification in Lake Nyos to remain (Kanari, 1989). Another theory describes a slow influx of heat into the system causing instability (Kling, 1989). A landslide within the lake is another possible explanation for the displacement of the bottom CO2 saturated layers in Lake Nyos. Evidence of water surges on the southern shore of the lake suggest a possible seiche motion of the lake waters (Kanari, 1989). In all situations, the possibility of a volcanic injection is ruled out. High concentrations of reduced iron were found in Lake Nyos, the presence of which cannot be explained by the possibility of a volcanic injection into the lake (Kling, 1989). In general, a gradual heating from below the lake is widely accepted as the cause for rollover and or gas release.|
During the summer months, be sure to stop by these beautiful coastal tide pools on the Mokolea peninsula. Access the peninsula from Kilauea by taking Wailape Road halfway between mile markers 21 and 22 off Hwy 56. Drive along the smooth dirt road down to Kilauea Bay and park at the end of the road. Walk across through the stream and head down the right side of the beach for ½ mile hike. This area is best accessed during the calmer summer months and at low tide so you have the benefit of seeing the pools not being pounded by high surf.
Along the hike, you will see wonderful tide pools, filled with fish and sea creatures. Old discarded parts from the sugar mill industry have been dumped in this area and are now a part of the landscape. During low surf, you will see a series of wonderful lava pools. Some are even large enough to swim in if you feel like it after your hike to the area. At the end of the trail, the water crashes dramatically into a trench in the sea cliff that is well worth a photo or two. Be careful not to get too close as the rocks can be slippery and some of the waves will create a bigger spray than you might have anticipated.