Deep sea mining area is home to thousands of creatures

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A mineral-rich zone, twice the size of India, in the Pacific Ocean, has been declared as a new deep-sea mining site. A group of scientists estimates this area is home to 5,578 different species, 88-92% of which are completely new to science. Mining this site could have devastating results for these creatures.

 

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