deep sea mining

The Hunt For Undiscovered Drugs At The Bottom Of The Sea

The Hunt For Undiscovered Drugs At The Bottom Of The Sea

In 2009, Kerry McPhail descended Jacques Cousteau-style towards the Axial Volcano, inside the cramped, 30-year-old little submarine DSV Alvin, with a pilot and another scientist. Four hundred and eighty kilometres off the coast of Oregon, they were collecting tubeworms, bacterial mats and bivalves living near a deep sea volcanic vent….

An Enormous Deep Sea ‘Desert’ Is Teeming With New Forms Of Life

An Enormous Deep Sea ‘Desert’ Is Teeming With New Forms Of Life

It doesn’t have towering canopies or jewel-toned corals, but an enormous region of the eastern Pacific that was long considered a biological wasteland is proving to be anything but. New research reveals that the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ), which is being prospected for deep ocean mining, is teeming with never-before-seen…