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‘Dark oxygen’ on ocean floor may rewrite Earth’s origins of life

Popular Science 23 Jul 2024
Polymetallic nodules, collected from the ocean floor, ... Unfortunately, all that deep ocean biological diversity may mean little to the corporations that view polymetallic nodules as potential profits.
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Interesting Engineering 22 Jul 2024
Aiming to study the seabed and its features in the Pacific Ocean focusing on the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, an international team of scientists undertaking the research ended up discovering polymetallic nodules on the deep-ocean floor producing oxygen.
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Scientists discover ‘dark’ oxygen being produced more than 13,000 feet below the ocean surface

CNN 22 Jul 2024
“These geobatteries are the basis for a possible explanation of the ocean’s dark oxygen production.” Challenging the paradigm The discovery that abyssal, or deep-sea, nodules are producing oxygen is ...
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‘Dark oxygen’ produced by metals on deep-ocean floor, study finds

AOL 22 Jul 2024
The researchers investigated whether the deep-ocean’s nodules generated enough electricity to produce oxygen – just 1.5 volts — the same voltage as a typical AA battery — is enough to split seawater.
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Blue Economy – An Emerging Concept for Sustainable Growth

Kashmir Observer 12 Jul 2024
India’s Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) is a visionary initiative aimed at exploring and harnessing the immense potential of the ocean’s depths ... Exploring the deep oceans involves extreme pressure conditions, with water exerting tremendous force.
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New laws address tourism and the environment

West Hawaii Today 09 Jul 2024
She said the push behind deep-sea mining is because of polymetallic nodules on the ocean floor that are rich in nickel, cobalt, copper and manganese that are essential for the technology that powers ...
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Deep sea mining threatens sea life, environmentalists say: California law has a solution

Phys Dot Org 27 Jun 2024
And as production ramps up, international mining conglomerates are increasingly eye-balling the deep ocean where vast numbers of polymetallic nodules—naturally occurring concentrations of many of these metals—have been located.
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Deep sea mining threatens sea life, environmentalists say. California law has a solution

The Los Angeles Times 24 Jun 2024
And as production ramps up, international mining conglomerates are increasingly eye-balling the deep ocean where vast numbers of polymetallic nodules — naturally occurring concentrations of many of these metals — have been located.
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STARS: The Missing Link in Deep Sea Mining Supply Chain

MarineLink 15 May 2024
... limits of operating in the deep ocean mean that this step becomes increasingly complex and challenging ... Polymetallic Nodule are mostly found on the vast, deep abyssal plains of the global ocean.
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Battle over deep-sea mining heats up

RNZ 18 Mar 2024
It is the latest salvo in a long-running battle over access to a trove of hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of metals lying on the surface of the seabed in some parts of the deep ocean ... They are found across much of the deep ocean floor.
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Can we protect and profit from the oceans?

Vox 18 Mar 2024
But many believe it’s only a matter of time before companies are granted licenses to begin mining the ocean floor — unleashing a drilling bonanza that could have consequences we don’t yet understand because the deep ocean has barely been explored.
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'No guarantee' deep sea mining 'will go right' - study

RNZ 03 Mar 2024
The Ocean Foundation said there is high uncertainty around prices for metals and the circular economy could make deep sea mining unnecessary. Deep sea mining involves extracting rocks called nodules ...
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EVs and the deep sea: Should we mine the ocean to make clean cars in ...

The Post and Courier 26 Feb 2024
LFP batteries do require small amounts of manganese, a mineral found in the ocean's polymetallic nodules ... These rocks lay on the seafloor of the deep ocean and contain high concentrations of cobalt, nickel and manganese.
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Scientists found a ‘lost’ deep sea mining site in U.S. waters. What secrets does it hold?

The Post and Courier 19 Feb 2024
Organizers of the mission predicted that a fortune could be made from these dark nodules on the ocean floor ... Polymetallic nodules grow and shift about the seafloor, recording time and the ocean’s chemistry like a ship’s log.
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Scientists found a \u2018lost\u2019 deep-sea mining site off the SC coast. What secrets does it hold?

Aiken Standard 19 Feb 2024
Organizers of the mission predicted that a fortune could be made from these dark nodules on the ocean floor ... Polymetallic nodules grow and shift about the seafloor, recording time and the ocean’s chemistry like a ship’s log.
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