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Beyond the Edge of the Plume: understanding environmental impacts of deep-sea mining

biology, Conservation, deep sea, Environmentalism, evolution, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceJuly 21, 2014

The mining of deep-sea hydrothermal vents for gold, copper, and other precious metals, is imminent. Over the last seven years I’ve worked with industry, academia, and international regulatory agencies to help craft guidelines for conducting environmental impact studies and assess the connectivity and resilience of deep-sea ecosystems. Deep-sea mining, particularly at hydrothermal vents, is a […]

This Week in the Deep

deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, Science, This Week in the DeepJanuary 12, 2013

New and noteworthy publications in deep-sea science for the week of January 7, 2013. Deep Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers:┬áDiscovery of a new hydrothermal vent based on an underwater, high-resolution geophysical survey   A new hydrothermal vent site in the Southern Mariana Trough has been discovered using acoustic and magnetic surveys conducted by […]

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