Mission: Protect the Deep
Women4Oceans has partnered with DAN (Divers Alert Network) Europe for their European Sustainable Tour.
As part of the tour we are raising awareness on the threats to the #ocean, including the emerging threat of deep sea mining! Deep Sea Mining will irreversibly destroy life in the deep ocean. Time to stop short term financial gains from standing in the way of creating the clean future we so desperately need!
The good news is that we can stop this industry before it starts!
Find out more about deep sea mining in this blog by W4O founder Farah Obaidullah:
A NEW THREAT LOOMS FOR THE OCEAN
The deep sea makes up most of the world’s ocean. Science is only just beginning to discover the marvels and diversity of life in the deep. The living beings that reside there are the stuff of fantasy. Sharks can live for hundreds of years and octopuses are so translucent, they could be lifted straight out of a sci-fi movie. The mystery and innate value of this unexplored realm is reason enough to protect the deep, but there are many reasons why protecting the farthest depths of the ocean is so crucial. Undiscovered life forms mean an untapped reservoir of new genetic material with immense value for medical innovation- for example the COVID-19 test was derived from a microbe found in a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Importantly, we are only just beginning to understand the role the deep ocean plays in planetary systems, including in regulating the climate through carbon capture and storage.
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