Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Discovery of vibrant deep-sea life prompts new worries over seabed mining

Access options

Rent or buy this article

Prices vary by article type



Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

Nature 561, 443-444 (2018)


Updates & Corrections

  • Correction 24 September 2018: This story incorrectly stated that the International Seabed Authority began issuing contracts to explore the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in 2011; in fact, the authority started the process in 2001.


  1. Marsh, L., Huvenne, V. A. I. & Jones, D. O. B. R. Soc. Open Sci. 5, 180286 (2018).

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

Download references


Latest on:

Nature Careers


Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing


Quick links