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21 April 2017

The scientists are no match for Kavachi’s violent eruptions and the team must keep a safe distance.
Scientists bring robots to the "Sharkcano" to better understand the harsh, mysterious place. UQ civil engineering researcher Dr Alistair Grinham joined in on the fun.

“Sharkcano.” It’s not the title of some campy summer blockbuster, but rather a real-world phenomenon that went viral in 2015, when scientists on a National Geographic expedition found sharks living inside one of the most active underwater volcanoes on Earth. Not surprisingly, the team was eager to go back and learn more, but how do you explore an environment that could easily kill you? You send in robots, of course.

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