Study weighs deep-sea mining's impact on microbes

The essential roles that microbes play in deep-sea ecosystems are at risk from the potential environmental impacts of mining, a new paper in Limnology and Oceanography reports. The study reviews what is known about microbes ...

Learning how to restore deep-sea coral communities

The deep, cold waters off the rocky coast of Point Sur, California, are home to an unexpected community of organisms that most people associate with tropical settings—corals. Scientist Charlie Boch and his colleagues recently ...

Warning over deep-sea 'gold rush'

A "gold rush" of seabed mining could lead to unprecedented damage to fragile deep-sea ecosystems, researchers have warned.

Marine life in deep-sea canyon more varied than expected

Research into the sediment-dwelling marine life in deep-sea canyons, by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), may help to predict how marine ecosystems will respond to human disturbance of the ocean, such as deep-sea mining ...

Ocean health in 'downward spiral'

The health of the ocean is spiralling downwards far more rapidly than previously thought, according to a new review of marine science.

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