Latest News for: Seabed exploration


Is the lowly sea cucumber the new superhero of sustainable aquaculture?

Info News 06 Mar 2021
But what of the lowly sea cucumber? ... She along with other researchers on the West Coast of Canada are exploring how some unsung heroes of the seabed may be the ticket to a more sustainable form of aquaculture ... Image Credit. SUBMITTED ... There’s a done in Canada exploring the idea of using sea cucumbers alongside fish farms, said Montgomery ... .

Carbon in UK’s exclusive territorial waters fully mapped for the first time

Belfast Telegraph 04 Mar 2021
Scientists at the University of St Andrews have gathered updated evidence of marine carbon stores from difficult-to-reach locations around the seabed. An EEZ is an area of the sea in which a sovereign state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources, including energy production from water and wind.

Stranded whales refloated in New Zealand but concerns remain

Phys Dot Org 23 Feb 2021
Rescuers successfully refloated 28 pilot whales stranded on a notorious stretch of New Zealand's coast Tuesday, but the mammals remained close to shore and could beach themselves again, wildlife officials said ... One theory is that the spit creates a shallow seabed in the bay that interferes with the whales' sonar navigation systems. Explore further.

Dozens of whales strand at notorious New Zealand bay

Phys Dot Org 22 Feb 2021
Farewell Spit is a 26-kilometre hook of sand that protrudes into the sea at Golden Bay ... Scientists are unclear as to why the beach is so deadly, although one theory is that the spit creates a shallow seabed in the bay that interferes with the whales' sonar navigation systems. Explore further. More than 200 whales swim away after New Zealand stranding.

Deep seabed mining must benefit all humankind

Phys Dot Org 18 Feb 2021
As investors set their sights on the mineral resources of the deep seabed, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is developing regulations that will govern their future exploration and possible exploitation ... The International Seabed Authority is currently developing regulations ...

More research needed on deep sea mining in Pacific say experts

TVNZ 14 Feb 2021
Undersea view of the ocean floor. Source. By Johnny Blades of There's growing interest from mining companies in polymetallic nodules on the seabed of the Pacific Ocean. A number of Pacific Island governments are backing exploration efforts by these companies ... But they typically are gone in a few weeks or a month ... .

Cod behave differently in noisy environments

Phys Dot Org 12 Feb 2021
Underwater noise from seismic surveys affects the behavior of Atlantic cod ... This could have an effect on the species ... This is a method that uses loud bangs to explore the seabed, to find out, for example, whether there are oil or gas deposits ... Receivers on the seabed enabled Van der Knaap to determine how much each fish moved ... Explore further ... DOI ... ....

The might of metals in the clean energy transition

GreenBiz 10 Feb 2021
Global metal exploration budgets are down 11 percent in aggregate from 2019 to 2020, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Investment in copper exploration is down 24 percent ... Still, the International Seabed Authority has issued only 18 licenses to organizations for nodule exploration.

Australia's Northern Territory state bans seabed mining

Straits Times 05 Feb 2021
Norway said in January it was starting preparations for an environmental impact study needed to open areas of its seabed mineral exploration and production ... It is calling on global governments not to sponsor any deep seabed mining activities, related research or exploration, and ...

Deep ocean mission: NIOT’s crawler set to go 6 km deep next month

Business Line 05 Feb 2021
The government’s announcement of the long-planned Deep Ocean Mission with allocation of Rs 4,000 crore for five years, has buoyed the programs of India’s ocean research organisations ... The International Seabed Authority, the Jamaica-based UN body, has permitted India to explore in an area of 10,000 sq km ... ....

Mapping the most mysterious planet of all: Earth

Phys Dot Org 29 Jan 2021
Ocean explorer Vicki Ferrini is on a mission to change that. Ferrini's work focuses on seabed mapping and characterization, and ensuring that marine geoscience data are accessible to scientists and to the public ... The Explorers Club recognized you in part because of your leadership on the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project ... Explore further.

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TechRadar 22 Jan 2021
Enter Stellaris, an evolution of the genre that takes the space exploration of EVE Online and Mass Effect and hits the hyperdrive button ... You’ll explore shallow reefs, dangerous trenches on the seabed and everything in between, all the while managing your precious oxygen supply.