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Article: Wired on deep sea mining

An article on Wired.com highlights the importance of scientific input into the ready to boom field of deep sea mining, which would entail extraction of metals and minerals from hydrothermal vents, underwater volcanoes, and other deposits in the deep ocean.

There’s no question that this kind of mining will take place in the near future, so it’s essential that scientists are able to explain the value and extent of the communities of marine life that occur in the habitats that will be mined. Acquiring the data to be able to make these explanations could vastly extend the knowledge we currently have of these surprising colonies of heat and life.

Read the full article here.

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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