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'Blue Acceleration': Race to exploit the world's seabed is impacting the environment

R Sinduja

News Editor

Snail lives more than 2,300 m below the surface of the sea at the bottom of Indian ocean; has evolved a remarkable form of protection by growing a shell of iron; which has attracted the US scientists. They are now studying its genes to discover how it grows its own metal armour. The study says industrialists are now looking at the seabed where it is now technologically & economically feasible to mine for minerals.