Ocean engineers go on long journeys in the rivers, sea, and oceans in hope of finding new underwater species. The deeper they venture, the more likely it is for them to find something rare and unseen.
A National Geographic team caught something on video which is quite amazing.
National Geographic Explorer Brennan Phillips and his team sent a submersible camera to different depths in order to find something. They weren't quite sure of what they will find. They traveled and explored many parts of the ocean until one day they were exploring around a volcano called Kava chi near the Solomon Islands and found something which was very rare.
They caught a glimpse of a rare shark. Phillips claimed that “No one has ever studied it ever up close, so to me, as a scientist and inspiring explorer, that’s right through the picking.”
Kava chi volcano
Phillips explained that the plan was to study the volcano but they found so much more. It was like a bonus to the team. They filmed a sleeper shark. The team sent pictures to marine scientists and biologists to confirm their findings. They all agreed that it was indeed a pacific sleeper shark.
Until now this shark has only been captured on video 3 times before. Survival around Kava chi volcano is hard because of the high temperature of water and hostile environment, however this shark was found here. The video of the shark was aired on the national geographic channel which credited the efforts of the explorer and his team mates.
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