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El Yunque, Majestic Rocky Icon of Puerto Rico: Impervious to the Ravages of Time?

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Phot of the mountain peak El Yunque

The peak El Yunque presides over the island of Puerto Rico.

Credit: Gilles Brocard


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Scientists at a weather station near equipment

Scientist Fred Scatena (left) and colleagues near a weather station on East Peak.

Credit: Gilles Brocard


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El Yunque and East Peak covered with forest

El Yunque and East Peak from below. The U.S. Navy once had a facility on East Peak.

Credit: Gilles Brocard


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Baren rock on  El Yunque

Geoscientists are studying erosion on El Yunque, a hard-headed "cap" on the island.

Credit: Gilles Brocard


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Trees and mist by El Yunque.

Morning mist hides the rocky face of El Yunque.

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Waterfalls surrounded by trees

Waterfalls cascade down El Yunque's steep sides.

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