The Effects Of Deep Sea Mining On Earth

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David Richardson said “Gold and silver like other commodities have an intrinsic value which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of exertion bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.”
Deep sea mining is a process to retrieve minerals from the ocean floor at a thousand or more of the surface. Deep sea mining is constituted the largest and least understood biological habitat on Earth and has become an environmental risk with the impacts of deep sea mining have been enormous and unavoidable because of the seabed habitat degradation around vast ocean areas, species extinctions, condensed habitat complexity have become slow and with the insertion of recovery, suspended sediment plume and toxic plume from the surface of ore dewatering, pelagic ecosystem impacts, undersea noise, and ore and oil spill in transport. When deep sea mining the primary problem is when the biological habitats on the Earth with extraordinary adaptions and bizarre organisms is a beauty and mystery in the world. When the regions are characterized with darkness that is infused with bioluminescence, with extreme pressure, cold temperatures, high biodiversity with over a million species and not even half of the million have not been identified, with slow growth and reproductive rates and with a high sensitivity to the disturbance. By understanding the deep sea of ecosystems with growing industrial interests,…

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