Marine Scientist Discover Sharks Living Inside An Active Underwater Volcano

The earth is indeed an amazing place and even though you may hear of many wonders of the magical planet, there are many more still a secret that only time will reveal.

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1The amazing national geographic expedition that found sharks in an underwater volcano

National Geographic funded an expedition in 2015 where they found sharks inside an underwater volcano which happens to be among the most active on earth or rather beneath it. The sharks were living inside the volcano along with other marine life. 


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2Cameras were dropped into the crater

The research team that made the discovery was led by Brennan Phillips an ocean engineer who was actually studying hydrothermal activity in the Solomon Islands. The volcano called Kavachi was not erupting which gave them a fantastic chance to drop cameras into the crater of the main peak for further studies. 

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3‘Sharkano’ went viral in 2015

The incident which was being called “sharkano” and went viral in 2015 stirred up a lot of excitement. Once the initial discovery was made, the incident made the team eager to plan further exploration. However because it was not feasible to perform studies in an active volcano, the scientists sent in robots. 


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4Reunited for another expedition

After a year, Phillips reunited with the team among them Alistair Grinham and Matthew Dunabin of Queensland University. The team travelled 20 miles off the Solomon Island coastal area to the Kavachi Volcano in the Pacific Ocean.

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5The location of the Kavachi volcano

Kavachi is located in one of the most remote spots of the Solomon Islands and one has limited options of travel to reach there. The team had to design robots that would fit on twin otter planes. Planned with disposal features, the robots were made with very low cost features which still worked out to hundreds of dollars. 


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