It’ll All Be Over Soon: Scientists Have Found Sharks Living In An Underground Volcano Lair
Oh Good – Over four days, Brennan Phillips’ expedition team boated closer and closer to Kavachi, an underwater volcano off the Solomon Islands.
Even without such theatrics it’s a dangerous place though. “Divers who have gotten close to the outer edge of the volcano have had to back away because of how hot it is or because they were getting mild skin burns from the acid water.”
So the team strategically deployed their instruments—including disposable robots, underwater cameras, and National Geographic’s deep-sea Drop Cam—to get a broad look at the whole volcano, including what the bottom looks like. Their biggest surprise was that hammerheads and silky sharks showed up on their deep-sea Drop Cam footage—in numbers.
Well this is frightening. Sharks are kind of frightening in general. Granted we’re stupid for being surprised when we get eaten by them since they live in the water and we don’t, but this is some next level shit. Sharks living in an underground volcano lair like some kind of Dr. Evil/Jaws hybrid is truly terrifying. And you know they’re plotting in there. Breathing in the carbon dioxide and methane gas, thinking of ways they can adapt to survive on land and eliminate the human race. While these scientists are busy trying to study the sharks, I’m going to imitate my little buddy above and say NOPE and get the hell out of here.