Monday, July 27, 2020

Animal Realm Hell: Volcano Sharks (video)

Expedition Raw (NatGeo); Seth Auberon, Sheldon S., CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Sharks discovered inside underwater volcano
I'm afraid of sharks and volcanoes. Sharkcano?!
Exclusive video: A real life "sharkcano"? 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.

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  • PRODUCER/EDITOR: Carolyn Barnwell
  • VIDEOGRAPHER: Alex DeCiccio
  • DROP CAM FOOTAGE: NG Remote Imaging
  • SERIES PRODUCER: Jennifer Shoemaker
  • GRAPHICS: Alex Wenchel

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