Deep-sea mining is a controversial proposed solution to the rising global demand for metals—but did you know it has the potential to destroy vital deep-water ecosystems and cause unknown ripple effects through the entire marine ecosystem?
This episode is part of the Hakai Insitute’s series Long Story Shorts—fun, quick explainers about all things coastal science!
Series produced by Kristina Blanchflower and Katrina Pyne Written
Edited, and narrated by Katrina Pyne
Illustrations by Mercedes Minck
Science consultation provided by Colin Schultz