Welcome to Kavachi, a volcano located in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, in the Solomon Islands. Its first recorded eruption was in 1939, and the most recent eruption occurred in January of 2014. In addition to venting the Earth's fiery innards, Kavachi also serves as a home for sea creatures, as National Geographic reported.
"When it's erupting, there's no way anything could live in there," says ocean engineer Brennan Phillips in the video below. That's what makes discovering these animals down inside the volcano so perplexing. They're living in a place where they could "die at any moment," so how do they survive? These are the questions which arise after viewing this stunning footage.
The descent into the volcano begins.