Volcanoes are even more terrifying than you think

Volcanoes are even more terrifying than you think

Scientists have found sharks living in an active underwater volcano.

Ocean engineers near the Solomon Islands dropped an underwater camera into the peak of the submarine volcano, Kavachi, to observe the marine life in the vicinity when the volcano was not erupting.

They were surprised to find the footage revealed Scalloped Hammerheads and Silky Sharks living inside.

The sharks were seemingly unaffected by both the hostile temperatures and the acidity of the waters.

This, combined with the regularity of Kavachi’s eruptions, prompted many questions for researcher Brennan Phillips, most notably why sharks continue to live there.

When it’s erupting there’s no way anything could live in there, and so to see large animals like this that are living and potentially could die at any moment – it brings up lots of questions.

Do they leave? Do they have some sort of sign that it’s about to erupt? Do they blow up sky-high in little bits?

Fascinating, yes, but ultimately terrifying.

Watch the full video below:

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