By Jennifer Griffiths | March 14, 2021
I’m really concerned about the possibility and consequences of allowing deep sea mining of cobalt rich nodules on the ocean floor that are home to numerous species, many that we haven’t even discovered yet. Scroll down towards end of this interactive guide by the Guardian news. We don’t know enough about this sensitive habitat and the consequences of destroying it.
Better venture capitalists fund explorations into space to mine astroids for the minerals than sthan reek havoc with our fragile and little understood ecosystems on the ocean floor. Or better still, invest in the development of viable salt battery technology. Salt is plentiful, and sustainable, it doesn’t require the destruction of fragile ecosystems, unlike cobalt and lithium.
Go on a wonderful virtual tour of the ocean depths Visit this interactive guide to the depths thanks to the Guardian newspaper, to find out a bit of what is living in the oceans at various depths.