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Deep-sea fish use hydrothermal vents to incubate eggs deep sea ecosystems

Deep-sea fish use hydrothermal vents to incubate eggs

GAIL McCORMICK and NATURE RESEARCH for PENN STATE | 12 February 2018 Some deep-sea skates -- cartilaginous fish related to rays and sharks -- use...
Seabed Mining could destroy Ecosystems

Seabed mining could destroy ecosystems

UNIVERSITY of EXETER | 22 January 2018 Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed...
New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows

New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS | 10 January 2018 Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight metres below the seabed --...
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Discovery of a new group of sponges could help measure impact of deep-sea mining

TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP | 24 September 2017 A completely new group of sponges has been discovered, which scientists believe could be a key indicator...
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New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized

KIM FULTON-BENNETT for MBARI | 24 July 2017 An article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal...
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Biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining will be unavoidable

DUKE UNIVERSITY | 26 June 2017 DURHAM, N.C. -- Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine...
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Rich deep-sea fauna on polymetallic nodules targeted for mining

Download press release By JPI OCEANS | 2 June 2017 An international group of researchers from Germany (Senckenberg am Meer), Belgium (Ghent University), France (Ifremer), and...
Seabed Mining could destroy Ecosystems

Panel to discuss deep-sea mining at AAAS Meeting

Originally posted as Press Release By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 17 February 2017 Home to an immense diversity of marine life, the deep ocean also...
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Subsea mining moves closer to shore

HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR OCEAN RESEARCH KIEL (GEOMAR) | 9 February 2017 The demand for raw materials is rising continuously, forcing mining companies to use lower-grade...
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Newly discovered ‘Casper’ octopod at risk from deep-sea mining

CELL PRESS | 19 December 2016 Last spring, researchers made headlines with the discovery of what was surely a new species of octopod, crawling along...

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