“Wealth in the Oceans: Deep sea mining on the horizon?”

Date: May 1, 2014

Source: UNEP Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS)

The deep ocean, the largest biome on Earth at over 1000 metres below the surface of the ocean, holds vast quantities of untapped energy resources, precious metals and minerals. Advancements in technology have enabled greater access to these treasures. As a result, deep sea mining is becoming increasingly possible.

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