Deep sea mining on hydrothermal vents

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  1. myopsida

    myopsida Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    A multinational company has lodged an application for a $622 million gold and copper deep-sea mining on New Zealand's continental shelf within two years.
    Note - this proposal covers the entire area that the NZ fishing industry recently set aside as a voluntary "no trawling" protected area.:cry:

    http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/thepress/4631409a6430.html
     
  2. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    We have a coprolite fight on our hands. I was enjoying my 'retirement' from throwing grenades. Will chat with you next week.
     
  3. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Grim news indeed.:sad::mad:
     

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