An emerging threat to our oceans?

Interest in mining the deep seabed for the valuable metals and minerals they store is growing. Alicia Craw looks at how mining will be carried out thousands of metres below the ocean surface and its potential impact on marine ecology

Potential impacts of seabed mining on the marine environment. Credit: Greenpeace International
Potential impacts of seabed mining on the marine environment. Credit: Greenpeace International

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