Oceans Deeply Talks: Mining the Ocean

Oceans Deeply talks with experts about seabed mining: how it could impact rare ecosystems, how much scientists know about the deep sea and the challenges of regulating industrial activity on the ocean floor.

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Mining the Ocean
A cusk eel with an unusual head shape. This could be a new species, and an example of how little is still known about the deep-sea ecosystem.NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

IAN EVANS on OCEANS DEEPLY | 4 October 2017

“In the latest episode of Deeply Talks, Todd Woody, News Deeply’s executive editor for environment, speaks with Conn Nugent, director of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ seabed mining projectKristina Gjerde, a senior high seas adviser at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Matthew Gianni, cofounder of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, about recent steps to regulate seabed mining and what impact excavating the ocean floor could have on unique deep-sea ecosystems and marine life.”

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