Answer to Question #176528 in Physical geography for peter

Answer to Question #176528 in Physical geography for peter

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Question #176528

Advantages and challenges of extracting manganese nodules from the ocean floor under technical, ecological and economic considerations.

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Advantages: the extraction will help us see the processes behind the formation and content of the ocean floor.Challenges: The International Seabed Authority stated that not all countries may participate in extracting manganese nodules from the ocean floor.The manganese nodules are at depths of 3.6-4.5 km, so, their extraction requires serious financial investments and will impact the environment in the area where the extraction will occur.

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