Nerds of trust, deep-sea mining, ocean art, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: July 3, 2017
Fog Horn (A Call to Action)
- Protect the Outer Continental Shelf! Last week, the president announced a plan to open up significant portions of the outer continental shelf for oil and gas exploration. Call you representative! The public comment period opens today and runs through August 17. We’ll have a template script prepped for your use by the end of the week.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Deep-sea mining. It’s closer to happening now than ever before, and scientists, conservationists, and ocean stakeholders are very concerned.
- Can deep-sea mining avoid the environmental mistakes of mining on land? As an industry, probably not.
- Experts Warn that Seabed Mining Will Lead to ‘Unavoidable’ Loss of Biodiversity. And check below for the primary source, co-authored by several leaders in deep ocean science.