Dr. Diva Amon

Dr Diva Amon is a Trinidadian deep-sea biologist with a Marie Sk?odowska-Curie research fellowship at the Natural History Museum in London, UK. You can find her on Twitter (@DivaAmon) and Instagram (@diva_amon).

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Op-Ed: We Should Explore the Deep Ocean, Not Mine It

By Dr. Diva Amon 2019-03-08 14:49:34

Human activity is transforming the planet and the deep ocean is no exception. As the demand for metals increases humans are seeking them in ever more remote places. The next frontier may be the deep seabed. Valuable metallic ores laden with cobalt, copper, nickel, gold and other rare metals are found in polymetallic sulphides at hydrothermal vents, polymetallic nodules on abyssal plains and ferromanganese crusts on seamounts. As many of these habitats are found in international waters, they fall under...

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