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Panel to Discuss Deep-Sea Mining at AAAS Meeting

Panel to Discuss Deep-Sea Mining at AAAS Meeting

Home to an immense diversity of marine life, the deep ocean also contains valuable minerals with metals such as nickel, copper, cobalt, manganese, zinc, and gold, and rare-earth elements used in electronic technology like smart phones and medical imaging machines. As demand for these resources increases and supplies on land decrease, commercial mining operators are looking to the deep ocean as the next frontier for mining.

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IIT Bhubaneswar to set up Ocean Observatory

Odisha Channel

Mentions WHOI’s association with a memorandum of understanding to establish the Bay of Bengal Coastal Ocean observatory in Odisha as a national facility.

Jet Fuel from Algae?

Jet Fuel from Algae?

New research shows a way to tap overlooked fats in marine algae to produce compounds used in jet fuel.

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Mining Marine Microbes for New Drugs

Mining Marine Microbes for New Drugs

The ocean is a combat zone where marine microbes are constantly making chemical compounds to kill competitors or protect themselves. Could some of those compounds lead to pharmaceuticals that could help people?

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