More deep-seabed mining papers this week, building our knowledge of the environment, biodiversity and resources of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific, where mining exploration licenses are being granted by the Independent Seabed Authority (ISA), as well as slow-spreading centres targeted for massive sulphide extraction on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
A comprehensive review of annelids in Australian deep waters enhances our understanding of benthic fauna in the region. Questions addressed this week include: How suitable are habitat suitability models for the deep sea? Can a new deep-sea exploration tool make tethered live-telemetry deep-sea robots more practical for everyday science? How do anthropogenic pollutants, oil and dispersants in particular, affect life at the cellular level?
Away from the deep sea, but relevant nevertheless, a new paper considers how misinformation undermines our ability to understand and learn (and effectively manage our oceans?). And if you thought you’d had enough of the Seaspiracy debate, we apologise in advance…
As ever, great jobs, events and news, but this time also a request to join us in another exciting World Ocean Day project! Please do get involved and help us be stewards of the sea through being the voice of the deep sea.
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