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Mining imperils mysterious deep-sea critters that could save the planet

Strip-mining for minerals used in e-car batteries could make the organisms extinct before scientists can study them

17 February 2022 - 19:45 By Todd Woody

As the deep ocean faces growing peril from climate change, seabed mining and other threats, scientists have discovered that seafloor sediments are home to vast populations of previously unknown organisms that may play a crucial role in carbon sequestration and marine food webs...

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