As more companies are joining the deep-sea mining rush, EU Maritime Affairs Commissioner Maria Damanaki announced that the UN needs an updated treaty governing the exploitation of deep-sea bioresources. Without proper regulation, deep-sea resources are subject to over-harvesting and the surrounding ecosystems could be severely damaged.
Check out this awesome post about the Seabreacher X — a submersible watercraft shaped like a shark that can complete high speed dives and breach the surface so that the entire vessel leaves the water. Watch the flight test video to see it in action (below) and check out the photo gallery to see just how outrageous these sharks are.
Researchers recently discovered an area on the coast of North-West France that acted as an ice-free refuge for salmon during the Ice Age. This discovery helps explain the genetic diversity among British and Irish salmon. Because these salmon are some of the most distinct populations in British and Irish waters, scientists feel it is particularly important to learn where they came from and to help preserve them.
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