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Resources of the sea floor
Rona, P.A. (2003). Resources of the sea floor. Science (Wash.) 299(5607): 673-674.
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y. ISSN 0036-8075, more
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    Marine resources; Ocean floor; Marine

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  • Rona, P.A.

    In his Perspective, Rona reviews recent advances in knowledge of sea-floor resources. Knowledge is expanding from those minerals eroded from land--metals, gemstones, sand, and gravel--to those minerals concentrated by plate tectonic processes in ocean basins. Exploration of the oceans is at an early stage and development of marine mining is subject to economic and environmental considerations.

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