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Plymouth and Oxford scientists in sea life conservation bid
22 June 2016 Scientists have been taking samples of deep-sea marine life to find new ways of conserving ocean species. The team, from Plymouth and Oxford universities, have been based on the research ship James Cook for the last six weeks. They say the genetic fingerprints of marine life could suggest how to identify areas which are most in need.

Deep Atlantic: Scientists launch ocean mission
17 June 2016 British scientists are leading a mission to reveal the secrets of the deep Atlantic Ocean.

Nautilus short of US$200 million
13 June 2016 Prospective seabed mining company Nautilus Minerals does not have the US$200 to US$225 million it needs to complete the construction of its giant floating production support vessel. This makes the future of its proposed experimental Solwara 1 mine in Papua New Guinea look increasingly uncertain.

Nautilus Minerals admits Papua New Guinea is a sea bed mining experiment
1 June 2016 TORONTO | As Nautilus Minerals holds its AGM in Toronto today, the Papua New Guinean Alliance of Solwara Warriors and the Deep Sea Mining Campaign encourage investors to think carefully about holding shares in this company.

North America far off from ocean preservation targets, report finds
1 June 2016 Mexico, Canada and US collaborate on report that concludes the three nations will have to dramatically ramp up efforts to reach 10% protection goal

Save our oceans from deep sea mining
31 May 2016 Petition launched by Avaaz: After plundering and poisoning our land, mining magnates are embarking on a deep sea gold rush. The body in charge of issuing licenses just launched a public consultation -- let’s tell it the world wants to save our oceans, and the amazing animals that live there.

Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global climate
31 May 2016 The hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and biological oddities are now emerging as a major force in ocean ecosystems, marine life and global climate.

From the Pacific to London: Ban Seabed Mining
24 May 2016 LONDON | This morning, NGOs and civil society are outside the 5th Annual Deep Sea Mining Summit calling for a ban on a potentially environmentally destructive “frontier” industry. They are calling on the EU to stop funding such reckless development activities and are standing in solidarity with NGOs, churches and community across the Pacific.

Nederland kan verbod diepzeevissen laatste zetje geven
23 May 2016 Dit is een origineel bericht van Deep Sea Conservation Coalition NGO’s waarschuwen EU voor verwoestende gevolgen sleepnetten in de diepzee Nederland kan deze week als EU-voorzitter het beslissende zetje geven om het diepzeevissen met sleepnetten beneden een diepte van 800 meter te verbieden in Europese wateren. Volgens milieu- en natuurorganisaties, verenigd in de Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), is het verbod van groot belang om het kwetsbare ecosysteem en de bijzondere vissoorten in de diepzee te beschermen.

Hydrothermal Vents and Methane Seeps: Rethinking the Sphere of Influence
19 May 2016 Although initially viewed as oases within a barren deep ocean, hydrothermal vents and methane seep chemosynthetic communities are now recognized to interact with surrounding ecosystems on the sea floor and in the water column, and to affect global geochemical cycles. The importance of understanding these interactions is growing as the potential rises for disturbance of the systems from oil and gas extraction, seabed mining and bottom trawling.

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