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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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Mongabay: 2017’s top 10 ocean news stories

Commentary by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY and PAUL DESALLES on MONGABAY | 27 December 2017 1. U.S. drops out of Paris In Mongabay’s 2015 ocean top 10 list, they celebrated the adoption of the Paris Agreement as a monumental achievement for slowing the warming, acidification and deoxygenation of our global oceans. In 2017, remaining nations like Afghanistan, […]

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De Beers Searches the African Seabed for Diamonds

KEVIN CROWLEY on BLOOMBERG MARKETS | 15 June 2017 “De Beers finds some of its most valuable diamonds on the Atlantic Ocean seabed off the coast of Namibia, and it’s betting there are a lot more to be discovered. The world’s biggest diamond producer has spent $157 million on a state-of-the-art exploration vessel that will […]

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Renewables’ deep-sea mining conundrum

DAVID SHUKMAN on BBC NEWS | 11 April 2017 “Their investigation of a seamount more than 500km (300 miles) from the Canary Islands has revealed a crust of “astonishingly rich” rock. Samples brought back to the surface contain the scarce substance tellurium in concentrations 50,000 times higher than in deposits on land. Tellurium is used […]

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