Sept. 25, 2020

SUFB 1060: Why It's Important To Map Deep-Sea Corals In The High Seas To Protect Them From Deep-Sea Mining

SUFB 1060: Why It's Important To Map Deep-Sea Corals In The High Seas To Protect Them From Deep-Sea Mining

Deep-sea mining is being evaluated and negotiated for the High Seas. It's predicted that is will commence near the end of the decade, but there are many concerns that we don't know enough about the Deep-Sea before we start to extract minerals from...


Deep-sea mining is being evaluated and negotiated for the High Seas. It's predicted that is will commence near the end of the decade, but there are many concerns that we don't know enough about the Deep-Sea before we start to extract minerals from it. 

A new study that mapped Deep-Sea Corals around the world using existing data is trying to share the amount of habitat that is known on the deep-sea bottom so we can make sure that we protect it from destructive practices such as mining.

Links:

Press Release: https://www.conservation.org/press-releases/2020/09/14/mapping-coral-reefs-on-the-high-seas-a-lifeline-for-ocean-biodiversity

Study: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2020.567428/full

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