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Study Brings New Insight on Deep Sea Vents

A new paper published by scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is challenging scientific assumptions on the way deep sea vents are colonized.  The study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, describes two geographically close hydrothermal vent fields that support very different animal communities.  Both vents were discovered in […]

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Discovery could throw monkey wrench into deep-sea mining

TODD WOODY of OCEANS DEEPLY ON UPI | 3 August 2017 “Over the next three weeks, the International Seabed Authority is meeting in Jamaica to, among other things, draft environmental regulations to govern the mining of the deep sea. The mission: to fulfill the United Nations-chartered organization’s mandate to preserve the biological diversity of the […]

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deep-sea vents

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 vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf of California. Despite being relatively close together, these vents host very different animal communities. This finding contradicts a common scientific assumption that neighboring […]

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polymetallic nodules

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 Portugal (MARE/IMAR-Azores and University of Aveiro) has published their results from a recent research campaign (SO-239, March-April 2015) onboard the new German research vessel SONNE in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture […]

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