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Scripps Professor To Discuss Ethics Of Deep Sea Mining

Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Lisa Levin stands near the Scripps Pier...

Photo by Nicholas McVicker

Above: Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Lisa Levin stands near the Scripps Pier talking about the worrying trend of falling oxygen levels in ocean waters around the world, Jan. 3, 2018.

Scripps Professor To Discuss Ethics Of Deep Sea Mining

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Lisa Levin, professor of biological oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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After humans exploit and deplete the available fuel and mineral resources on land, some are now looking to the ocean. And more precisely — the deep ocean.

According to NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, humans have only explored 5 percent of the planet’s oceans. But new technology is allowing research into depths never seen before.

When it comes to unlocking the vast resources in the deep ocean, scientists are raising concerns about the ethics involved. Who owns those resources? How can the proper extraction and use of those resources be regulated?

Lisa Levin, a professor of biological oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, joins Midday Edition on Wednesday to speak about the issue.

Levin will be speaking about the ethics of deep sea mining at the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology's Wednesday evening event at the Fleet Science Center.

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