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Ground-breaking deep-sea exploration to boost good ocean governance

Natricia Duncan for The Commonwealth | 29 January 2019 Commonwealth governments are set to benefit from a ground-breaking scientific research expedition into the unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean.  First Descent, a collaboration of ocean research institute Nekton, the Commonwealth and other partners will launch a multidisciplinary exploration of never-before-accessed ocean territory.  The expedition ship, […]

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New Species Of Shark Discovered In Deep Sea

New Species Of Shark Discovered In Deep Sea

ELAINA ZACHOS on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | 28 February 2018 Recently, scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology have confirmed that there is a new species of sixgill shark. Now named the Atlantic sixgill shark, this species inhabits the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as parts of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its ancestors […]

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Resource-Hungry India to Invest $1.5 Bln in Seabed Mining

SPUTNIK | 9 May 2017 “India is set to step up efforts to harness mineral wealth from the seabed of the Indian Ocean with the government soon to launch a $1.5-billion deep ocean mission. The proposed mission aims to rein in energy, food, medicine and other natural resources that surround the Indian peninsula. The major […]

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China’s deep-sea crewed submersible heads for Indian Ocean mining mission

China’s deep-sea manned Jiaolong submersible has embarked on a journey to conduct the country’s 38th oceanic scientific mission in preparation for potential mining of the sea bed. Carried by the advanced expedition ship Xiangyanghong 09, the craft departed from the port city of Qingdao in east Shandong Province on Monday morning. Jiaolong will be used to explore the […]

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