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Canada faces pressure to ban deep-sea mining

Mining Dot Com 03 Feb 2023
At the time, the deep sea was considered a muddy, lifeless abyss, albeit one rich in cobalt, nickel and other metals potentially worth trillions of dollars ... ( Image of an ocean floor cleaning mission by U.S ... Geological Survey found last year that deep-ocean mines could provide up to 45% of all the world’s critical metal needs by 2065.
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Water you doing here?: Take a tour of new species uncovered in the deep seas

Hindustan Times 27 Jan 2023
For ecologists, there’s an urgency to deep-ocean exploration ...Even if we dropped to net-zero (carbon emissions) right now, the decline of oxygen in the deep ocean would carry on for a couple of centuries,” says Jon Copley, a deep-sea marine biologist with the University of Southampton.
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Strong 7.6-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia – USGS

The Philadelphia Inquirer 10 Jan 2023
JAKARTA --- A strong 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit deep under the ocean off Indonesia and East Timor early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported ... .
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Strong 7.6-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia: USGS

Manila Standard 10 Jan 2023
A strong 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit deep under the ocean off Indonesia and East Timor early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported ... “I was in bed, then I felt little shake ... A major earthquake off Sumatra on December 26, 2004, set off an Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people as far away as Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
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7.6-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Live Mint 09 Jan 2023
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.6 hit deep under the ocean off Indonesia and East Timor early Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey.
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Strong 7.6-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

Hindustan Times 09 Jan 2023
A strong 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit deep under the ocean off Indonesia and East Timor early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported ... "I was in bed then I felt little shake ... A major earthquake off Sumatra on December 26, 2004, set off an Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people as far away as Sri Lanka, India and Thailand ... ....
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Kenneth “Ken” Chester Balcomb III | Passages

The San Juan Journal 21 Dec 2022
In 1966, Ken was field biologist for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program of the US National Museum, banding and studying seabirds in the central North Pacific ... Both species were observed the same day deep in the Pacific Ocean during a bird banding survey for the Smithsonian Institution.
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How the USSR measured the Mariana Trench – the deepest oceanic trench on Earth

Russia Beyond 15 Dec 2022
The deepest known point of the world ocean lies here which was named the ‘Challenger Deep’ (after the survey ship that discovered it) ... The entire world back then was into looking for the legendary “last bottom” of the planet, surveying every known oceanic trench.
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'Bizarre' creatures found living in depths of Indian Ocean: ScientistsSome of the most fascinating finds ...

Deccan Herald 23 Nov 2022
The research vessel (RV) Investigator, operated by CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, also surveyed previously unknown deep-sea life in the Indian Ocean Territories ... Deep ocean carbon drawdown not an easy climate fix ... “We have used the full ocean depth mapping capabilities ...
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Bizarre creatures found living in depths of Indian Ocean: Scientists

Deccan Chronicle 23 Nov 2022
The research vessel (RV) Investigator, operated by CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, also surveyed previously unknown deep-sea life in the Indian Ocean Territories ... We have used the full ocean depth mapping capabilities of RV Investigator to completely survey around ...
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Ancient submerged volcanoes bristle with sea life

Phys Dot Org 03 Nov 2022
3), also surveyed previously unknown deep-sea life in the Indian Ocean Territories ... "We've used the full ocean depth mapping capabilities of RV ... "This research voyage has led to many important discoveries of marine life and deep ocean terrain, and we are very proud of this work.".
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Discovery of new ecosystem—'The Trapping Zone'—creating oasis of life in the Maldives

Phys Dot Org 21 Oct 2022
Why are we seeing the patterns that we have observed on this expedition? This will enable us to understand the deep ocean in much better terms." ... The purpose is to conduct the first systematic survey of ocean life in the Maldives, from the surface to 1000 meters deep, to help inform conservation and sustainable development policies.
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Discovered in the deep: the rainbow fish that’s born female and becomes male

The Guardian 19 Oct 2022
The rose-veiled fairy wrasse ( Cirrhilabrus finifenmaa ) is one of many species that deep-diving scientists have found in the mesophotic (or twilight) zone, which lies between the sunlit shallows and the dark, deep ocean.
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RV Tom Crean, commissioned at ceremony in Dingle, expected to put Ireland at forefront of marine science

The Irish Times 06 Oct 2022
... marine research activities including expanded fisheries surveys, seabed mapping, data collection to support marine spatial planning, climate change-related research, environmental monitoring, deep water surveys, and undertaking research in the Atlantic Ocean with our EU partners.

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