When Engineer Brenna Phillips traveled to Solomon Islands to explore underwater hydrothermal activity from an active volcano, he never expected to capture video footage of sharks actually leaving inside the active volcano vents.
Phillips explains their findings, “One of the videos from inside the main caldera of Kavachi shows some jellyfish hanging out. They seem to be there naturally. And then we see some snappers and some small fish … and then sharks start coming after the camera. Sharks are cool in their own right—all of them are—but a hammerhead is particularly neat looking. And they’re in there, in numbers, inside the volcano! Now I want to spend years trying to study that and why that is the case.”
This video documents their findings.