Scientists surveying the active Kavachi volcano, located 60-feet below the ocean’s surface near the Solomon Islands, were shocked to discover two species of shark living in the highly acidic waters within the crater. They were observed with disposable robots, underwater cameras, and National Geographic’s deep-sea Drop Cam. “It makes you question what type of extreme environment these animals are adapted to. What sort of changes have they undergone? Are there only certain animals that can withstand it? It is so black and white when you see a human being not able to get anywhere near where these sharks are able to go,” said scientist Brennan Phillips. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“Moreover, what happens when Kavachi erupts – as it does so rather frequently? Phillips continued ‘do [the sharks] get some kind of sign that it’s going to erupt? Do they get blown up sky-high in little bits?’ As of yet, no one has any idea, but the team fully intends to find out in future,” said Inhabitat.