Mt. St. Helens/Elk herd

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Elk did not survive the blast, but these highly mobile animals were visiting the disturbed area within weeks after the eruption. During late summer, herds of adult bull elk travel together. Here they are running across the debris avalanche deposit (photo by Chuck Tonn).

Elk did not survive the blast, but these highly mobile animals were visiting the disturbed area within weeks after the eruption. During late summer, herds of adult bull elk travel together. Here they are running across the debris avalanche deposit (photo by Chuck Tonn).