species of sharks and fish that can withstand the extreme environment
An underwater volcano surrounded by sharks sounds like something out of a science fiction movie
but “Sharkcano” is very real—and, according to new images captured by satellite, it’s erupting.
NASA’s Operational Land Imager-2, located aboard the Landsat 9 satellite,
took striking snapshots of the submarine volcano, called Kavachi, erupting earlier this month.
Amid the inky blue waters of the southwest Pacific Ocean, a greenish cloud of superhot, acidic water billows from the submarine volcano.
Named after a sea god of the Indigenous Gatokae and Vangunu people,
Kavachi is located about 15 miles south of Vangunu Island, part of the Solomon Islands east of Papua New Guinea.
It’s one of the most active underwater volcanoes in this part of the Pacific and has been erupting
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