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Deep sea mining pilot in the Pacific

A Canadian firm will be responsible for the first deep sea mining operation off the shores of Papua New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea Government have granted Nautilis Minerals a 20 year licence and other mining companies are waiting in … Continue reading

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Turn it down: noise threshold for marine development

Marine development for energy generation is on the rise which means an increase in construction of seabed infrastructure and pile driving to anchor energy generating systems such as turbines. Pile driving large hollow steel pipes into the sea floor creates … Continue reading

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Striking a balance: marine conservation versus economic needs

Britain’s Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area was created with the intention of balancing conservation with the economic needs of fishermen by zoning the park to allow particular types of harvesting in designated parts of the protected area. A similar model … Continue reading

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Marine energy doubled by predicting wave power

New methods for predicting wave power could double the energy generated from oceans, according to new research led by the University of Exeter, which could potentially make marine renewables more viable. The research team devised a method for accurately predicting … Continue reading

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Sharks show us Marine Protected Areas are working

Sharks may be an indicator of the success of marine protected areas according to research from the Stony Brook University Institute for Ocean Conservation Science using baited remote underwater cameras placed both inside and outside of marine reserve areas on … Continue reading

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