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Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea. The researchers said the oceans' lowest reaches had untold riches that could benefit mankind enormously, but not if the harvesting were done destructively. The scientists...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
by Greg Stone With his jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, oceanographer David Gallo strikes us with wonder and exposes how little we know about what lies below the surface of the ocean. The ocean is the planet's largest habitat, covering more than three-quarters of its surface, yet most...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The lure of deep sea mining in the Pacific and Indian oceans could mean the destruction of species only just discovered on the ocean floor   Before the late nineteenth century, most people believed the deep sea was a barren wasteland, unable to support life even in its simplest form. After se...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The deep sea is in trouble. A recent study has found that it's being damaged by human activities, and that this is only likely to get worse. Scientists are now calling for better management and conservation of entire deep-sea ecosystems. It's so 'out of sight, out of mind' that people have used the...
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