oil and gas finds are driving up the number of deep-sea
But international oversight of the potential environmental impact of the deep-sea
mining is still lacking.
We've discovered that it is possible to accidentally introduce a species, and any potential diseases it may carry, from a deep-sea
vent to a new location," concludes Voight.
to find another potential way in which deep-sea
animals adapt: through small molecules called piezolytes that prevent pressure from distorting proteins.
Requiring impact assessments to be performed prior to permitting deep-sea
In addition to the waste and cost, deep-sea
catches are also relatively insignificant as money-earners for major economies.
vents are hot springs on the seafloor, where mineral-rich water nourishes lush colonies of microbes and deep-sea
For many Australians the memory of the 10-week Montara oil spill off the Western Australian coast last year is still fresh and this recent crisis lends further weight to the fact that deep-sea
oil drilling causes harm to the world's fragile marine environments.
Summary: Washington, June 22, 2010, SPA -- A deep-sea
expedition by the United States and Indonesia sets off this week to explore one of the world&'s last frontiers, an adventure that researchers hope could lead to cures for diseases and help in predicting deadly tsunamis.
The book includes b&w and color satellite and photographic images; and appendices on deep-sea
sampling gear, and biomass data references.
According to a press release, scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, the University of Hamburg and their European colleagues investigate the deep-sea
of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
A EUROPEAN Union (EU)-funded research study has found fish stocks living well below the nets and lines of deep-sea
fishing vessels are declining in numbers.