Yesterday I posted the video below on the underwater eruptions captured by researchers last May.

 

If you haven’t seen the video (click on the image to view)  – I recommend you do. You’ll be among the first human beings in history to see molten lava flowing across the deep-ocean seafloor.

When those magma bubbles burst, it sure looks like fire burning, doesn't it? Which seems crazy and impossible if the volcano is underwater. So during my interview with Joseph Resing – the project leader of this research – I asked him if that’s what we’re seeing: fire underwater.

His response:

Joseph Resing:

I think it's cool that we aren't 100% sure what's happening there. If fire could burn underwater…that's just mind blowing, right?