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Deep Sea Mining for Valuable Minerals

"The ocean floor is vast and largely unexplored, but it contains deposits of valuable minerals such as copper, cobalt, nickel and rare-earth minerals that are essential for modern electronics. However, most of the seabed lies in international waters, an area governed by the United Nations’ International Seabed Authority. Now, said Nugent, nations such as China, Japan and Russia are interested in harvesting those minerals, as are corporations like Lockheed Martin. But that mining could have major impacts on deep-sea organisms." - Excerpt from Oceans Deeply, Learn more.

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