- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 3:41PM
This isn't something from a sci-fi movie... there are sharks living around the Kavachi Volcano in the Solomon Islands!
Ocean engineer Brennan Phillips led a team to the remote Solomon Islands in search of hydrothermal activity. They found plenty of activity… including sharks in a submarine volcano!
The main peak of the volcano, called Kavachi, was not erupting during their expedition, so they were able to drop instruments, including a deep-sea camera, into the crater. The footage revealed hammerheads and silky sharks living inside, seemingly unaffected by the hostile temperatures and acidity.
Phillips said, “You never know what you're going to find. Especially when you are working deep underwater. The deeper you go, the stranger it gets.”
The big question is what happens when the volcano erupts?
“When its erupting there is no way anything could live in there... So to see large animals like this - that are living and could potentially die at any moment - it brings up lots of questions," Phillips continued.
“Do they leave? Do they have some sort of sign it’s about to erupt? Do they blow up sky high in little bits?”
Source- National Geographic