Rocks of Science 

In addition to these rock stacks (or faraglioni, as they are called in Italian) being associated with the cyclops Polyphemus and Homer’s crafty Odysseus, they are also part of a nature preserve and research area owned by University of Catania. The largest of the faraglioni (pictured left), the island of Lachea, has been a biological research and hydrophysics station since 1989.

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