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Deep-Sea misconceptions cause underestimation of seabed-mining impacts
Smith, C.R.; Tunnicliffe, V.; Colaço, A.; Drazen, J.C.; Gollner, S.; Levin, L.A.; Mestre, N.C.; Metaxas, A.; Molodtsova, T.N.; Morato, T.; Sweetman, A.K.; Washburn, T.W.; Amon, D.J. (2020). Deep-Sea misconceptions cause underestimation of seabed-mining impacts. Trends Ecol. Evol. 35(10): 853-857.
In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Elsevier Science: Amsterdam. ISSN 0169-5347; e-ISSN 1872-8383, more
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  • Smith, C.R.
  • Tunnicliffe, V.
  • Colaço, A., more
  • Drazen, J.C.
  • Gollner, S., more
  • Levin, L.A.
  • Mestre, N.C.
  • Metaxas, A.
  • Molodtsova, T.N.
  • Morato, T.
  • Sweetman, A.K.
  • Washburn, T.W.
  • Amon, D.J.

    Scientific misconceptions are likely leading to miscalculations of the environmental impacts of deep-seabed mining. These result from underestimating mining footprints relative to habitats targeted and poor understanding of the sensitivity, biodiversity, and dynamics of deep-sea ecosystems. Addressing these misconceptions and knowledge gaps is needed for effective management of deep-seabed mining.

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