In 2015, a team of scientists experienced a robot equipped with cameras in Kavachi, one of the most active underwater volcanoes in the southwestern Pacific, south of the island of Vangunu in the Solomon Islands.
Surrounded by hot, acidic seawater, the area is hardly a place to expect sea life. Therefore, the scientists were so shocked when they discovered animals living in and around the volcano – especially hammerhead sharks, silk sharks and even rare Pacific sleeper sharks.
"Other people approaching the outer sides of the volcanoes because they got mild skin burns from acid water," said Brennan Phillips, a member of the team.
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"These big animals live in the water and are much more acidic, and they just hang around," Phillips added.
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