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Seabed mining is coming — bringing mineral riches and fears of epic extinctions

A ghostly sponge lives on a Pacific seamount, one of the environments targeted by contractors interested in mining the ocean floor.Credit: Zhang Jiansong/Xinhua/Alamy

Plans are advancing to harvest precious ores from the ocean floor, but scientists say that companies have not tested them enough to avoid devastating damage.

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