What happens to lava flows after they enter the ocean?

What happens to lava flows after they enter the ocean?...

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Two of three lava flows that raced down the southwest slope of Mauna Loa on June 2, 1950, are shown here. As lava entered the ocean, steaming water marked its offshore course. A semicircular area of hot, turbulent water killed many fish that were seen drifting on currents or washing up on shore over the next few days. Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force.

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Image Dimensions: 1600 x 1235

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