Limu has only recently been observed forming when pahoehoe flows entered the ocean during the current eruption of Kilauea Volcano. It had not previously been described as a tephra type.
The word, limu, was occasionally used in the 19th and early 20th centuries for reticulite, a type of basaltic pumice.
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