University of Hawaii Says Deep-sea Mining a Threat to Key Marine Ecosystems
A new study led by the University of Hawaii argues that deep-sea mining creates significant risks to not just the area where mining occurs, but 100,000 feet above, the home of a key marine ecosystems.
The scientists urged for a more comprehensive evaluation by society and managers to see if deep-sea mining in the area should continue.
According to a post by the University of Hawaii’s Marcie Grabowski, 30 exploration licenses cover about 580,000 square miles of the seafloor, where most studies have focused their efforts thus far...
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