Gorda and Mendocino Ridges – California’s Test Cases for Deep-Sea Mining

By Samuel Georgian, Marine Biogeographer at Marine Conservation Institute The Gorda and Mendocino Ridges are a complex series of oceanic ridges just off the coast of northern California, and are home to unique deep-sea ecosystems including hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Unfortunately, these areas may be at risk from future deep-sea mining efforts. It is Read more about Gorda and Mendocino Ridges – California’s Test Cases for Deep-Sea Mining[…]