As mining companies want to extract minerals and metals from the deep sea, scientists say this would cause irreversible harm to ocean life. The deep sea is home to incredible biodiversity, said to be on par with tropical rainforests. Mining machines would do immense damage to fragile deep-sea ecosystems and could disrupt the carbon-storing powers of the ocean.
We cannot protect our oceans if we allow the deep seabed to be mined.
From long time Broadcast contributor and surfer, Dan Crockett of Blue Marine Foundation tells us why we must stop deep sea mining before it begins.