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The Next Frontier in Mining: Deep Sea Exploitation in the Pacific

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A dive into the deep sea illuminates a world full of possibilities for both discoveries of extraordinary life and opportunities for exploitation. Image by Sarah Fahmy. United States, 2016.
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As the hunt for resources intensifies across the globe, international companies are now looking to...

When looking at the beautiful beaches on Pacific islands, it's hard to imagine the devastation and destruction deep sea mining will have on the ocean. Image by Sarah Fahmy. Pacific Islands, 2016.
When looking at the beautiful beaches on Pacific islands, it's hard to imagine the devastation and destruction deep sea mining will have on the ocean. Image by Sarah Fahmy. Pacific Islands, 2016.

The ocean has a wealth of resources. From food, to travel, to pharmaceutical needs, and to energy, the ocean has always provided for mankind. And now, mankind is turning to the ocean for minerals and metals needed for the technology we use in our everyday lives. An exploration into the emerging industry of deep sea mining leads to more questions than answers.

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