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Primary Succession Examples

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Which of the following is an example of primary succession?

A

A forest fire destroys the majority of trees and plant species but leaves behind the seeds and roots.

B

A heavy flood during an El Nino year ruined the farmlands, the crops have been destroyed.

C

A population of plants has been attacked by an invasive species, the area has been destroyed.

D

A hurricane has destroyed most of the land but there are still some plant life left.

E

A volcanic eruption has occurred, an the lava has flowed into the oceans and created a new land.