Deep sea news (15-22 August 2022)

Date: August 22, 2022

Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 15 – 22 August 2022

See the Bizarre Creatures Living in a Deep-Sea Mountain Range

Source: Gizmodo

Author: Lauren Leffer

“Thousands of feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, a journey of exploration and discovery is underway.”

For the first time, a crew of Researchers from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and partner groups are surveying the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. They are capturing mesmerizing footage of their deep sea discoveries.

The Metals Company: From Riches to Rags… to Penny Stocks?

Source: Deep Sea Mining Campaign – MiningWatch Canada

“The harder TMC pushes for a licence the more governments are pushing back against being rushed into giving them one.”

Disparities are emerging between TMC’s projected earnings and a marked “deterioration in the company’s financial status”. The Deep Sea Mining Campaign and Mining Watch Canada investigate the class action law-suit being mounted against TMC and consider whether a perceived push back on deep-sea mining is a factor in their decline.

Minería Oceánica: Un nuevo capítulo de la Tragedia de los Comunes

Source: Programa de la Universidad de Concepción

Author: Diego Lillo Goffreri

Diego Lillo Goffreriof the Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA) discusses why proposed deep-sea mining would be a ‘tragedy of the commons’. Complex governance structures pose challenges, but Lillo Goffrerioutlines a road map for better decision-making processes.  

New Zealand urged to review position on Deep-Sea Mining

Source: RNZ

“They [the New Zealand Government] have said good things in the past couple of meetings, but they are not going far enough, they’re not calling for a pause or a moratorium which is absolutely what is needed”

The DSCC’s Duncan Currie and Phil McCabe discuss New Zealand’s role in the recent ISA Assembly. “It’s really important that New Zealand step up to the base and start throwing their weight behind those countries that are trying to put a stop to this very damaging activity”.

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