28 Jul 2015

Sharks swarm in Solomons' volcano

From , 3:02 pm on 28 July 2015

Marine scientists are dumbfounded by the discovery of sharks swimming inside an active underwater volcano in Solomon Islands.

Dozens of hammerhead  and silky sharks were filmed swimming around in extremely hot and acidic water inside the caldera of the Kavachi volcano in a lagoon in the country's west.

The expedition leader Brennan Phillips says the scientists were expecting to find very little life in the harsh water conditions.

Brennan Phillips says the discovery highlights the need for more research in the area before projects like seabed mining are allowed to go ahead.