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Mining the Deep Sea: what’s it worth?

Conservation, deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, oceanography, ScienceDecember 13, 2011

In Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea*, the iconic Captain Nemo announced that “in the depths of the ocean, there are mines of zinc, iron, silver and gold that would be quite easy to exploit” while predicting that the abundance of marine resources could satisfy human need. If the pace of development for deep-sea mining […]