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Future of Mining May Be on the Ocean Floor.
Science & Tech  (tags: Mining, minerals, ocean floor, scientists )

- 109 days ago -
Mining for minerals could be more efficient and cause fewer environmental problems if looked for at the bottom of the ocean rather than on land, according to a study; but some scientists say deep-sea mining may have consequences we don't fully understand
Sea Floors Host Surprise Methane-Munching Microbes
Science & Tech  (tags: ocean floor, methane, microbes )

- 353 days ago -
Methane seeps, where the gas rises from the sea floor, are surrounded by carbonate rock, which is not just passive sediment but home to a rich methane-eating flora.
World's Largest Underwater Observatory Will Enable Real-Time Interactive Ocean Study
Science & Tech  (tags: underwater, high-tech sensors, science, research, study, marine life, monitoring, data, ocean floor, NewTechnology, news )

- 886 days ago -
A system of high-tech sensors and fiber optic cables is being set up in the northeast Pacific Ocean that will enable real-time monitoring and data gathering from the ocean floor, and when completed, will become the world's largest underwater observatory.

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