Deep-Sea Mining May Wipe Out Species Just Discovered: UK Researchers

15 Dec, 2021 15:47 IST|Sakshi Post

Deep-sea mining has the potential to obliterate species.

Researchers in the United Kingdom have recently made a breakthrough.

Deep-sea mining operations may wipe out recently found species, according to a study by a group of UK experts. Queen's University of Belfast's Elin Angharad Thomas stated, "Mining will destroy habitats and release toxic sediment plumes." Deep-sea mining is the process of obtaining metals from the bottom, such as copper, lead, and zinc.

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