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Revealed: The New Species Threatened By Deep-Sea Mining


Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, environment, mining, human activities, habitat destruction, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, humans, animalrights )

Cal
- 1037 days ago - theecologist.org
The lure of deep sea mining in the Pacific and Indian oceans could mean the destruction of species only just discovered on the ocean floor



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Jennifer C. (169)
Thursday February 23, 2012, 4:14 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

ellen m. (222)
Thursday February 23, 2012, 9:19 pm
Agnes posted about these new finds the other day, and the site had photos of them up close and personal..to up close for me! It's amazing how something so small could be so alien and ferocious looking...
But you're right, we cannot let this drilling happen. These sort of creatures are definitely not going to be included in any type of environmental impact statement if they can so easily overlook the needs of animals and ecosystems billions of sizes larger.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday February 23, 2012, 9:59 pm
PLEASE don't tell the Chinese! They'll EAT them!
 

Roger M. (0)
Thursday February 23, 2012, 10:48 pm
Thanks for that hilarious racism, Pam.

Do you eat cows, pigs, sheep, chickens and such?
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 24, 2012, 2:52 am
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Friday February 24, 2012, 3:17 am
thanks for sharing
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday February 24, 2012, 5:23 am
We are worst and more deadly than all the viruses put together!
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (226)
Friday February 24, 2012, 7:31 am
Interesting, I'm not for deep offshore drilling as look at BP but am completely for on land drilling!
 

Joe R. (190)
Friday February 24, 2012, 8:39 am
Is there no where on earth where creatures can be safe from man?
 

Vanessa Alexandra (0)
Friday February 24, 2012, 9:05 am
Really, people. Drill, drill, drill, kill, kill, kill. Are you really THIS greedy?
 

Farah Hage Ali (161)
Friday February 24, 2012, 11:43 am
noted and signed, thank you
 

michelle t. (41)
Friday February 24, 2012, 12:51 pm
These poor things will be wiped out by crap humans in no time
 

Beverly G. (128)
Friday February 24, 2012, 1:18 pm
agree with Kye J, Vanessa a, THIS WORLDS TERRIBLE NOW, SO VILE ND GREEDY AND EVIL. pOOR ANIMALS.
 

Beverly G. (128)
Friday February 24, 2012, 1:21 pm
I AGREE WITH MOST PEEPS HERE. The whole world needs to change and have more compassion.
 

Sue Matheson (76)
Friday February 24, 2012, 1:27 pm
thanks.
 

Valerie H. (136)
Friday February 24, 2012, 2:13 pm
Sady noted - thank you Cal.....
 

paula eaton (30)
Friday February 24, 2012, 2:48 pm
Stop putting money before living beings.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Friday February 24, 2012, 3:02 pm
Destroy the ocean, destroy the land, destroy the air. What will there be left? They say only cockroaches and rats would survive nuclear devastation, but I have my doubts. I think it would be only the evil scientific people who devise ways to exploit this planet knowing that they themselves have some sort of bunker somewhere. Why else would they not be shouting a warning about all of this? The new species are not the only ones threatened, eventually all of life itself will be in danger. One of the first things that we learn when we are little is that there are consequences for everything we do. This applies to the imbalance of nature too. It's usually the little guys in the universities and the geographical societies who warn against this. I wish humans were more wise and had reverence for nature and all living things.
 
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