In Oceania, in the Solomon Islands, there is an underwater volcano named the Kavachi or “Sharkcano”.
These particularly warm and acidic waters are the habitat of two species of sharks that are believed to be “mutants”. the scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini and the silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis.
What has caught the attention of the scientific community has been the adaptability that the animals that coexist in that ecosystem have had.
Specialists announced in 2016, with a publication in the journal Oceanography, that this peculiar population made up of sharks, small fish and gelatinous animals could have a gene mutation of these living beings that unusually survive there.
The Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program recently indicated that “Sharkcano” became active, which could pose a risk to the lives of the animals that live there.
NASA’s Landsat 9 satellite managed to capture some impressive images showing discolored water emission from October 2021. The last record of volcanic activity in “Sharkcano” dates from May 14, 2022.
Since 1939 there is knowledge of the activity of this submarine volcano. There have been 11 major eruptions in the late 1970s, with two more in 1976 and 1991.
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The volcanic eruptions in those years were of such magnitude that, as a result, new islands formed. That is why NASA scientists are already cautiously monitoring the activity of “Sharkcano” via satellite to anticipate any type of phenomenon that poses a greater risk.
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