The deep sea and the ocean floor aren't just the biggest and least explored habitats on earth: they also contain the world's largest deposits of raw materials. The race for this treasure has already begun, as companies step up their quest for valuable minerals, gases, and crude oil. In this conquest of the ocean floor, scientists are researching hitherto unknown creatures -- at the price of endangering vast numbers of species that have just been discovered.
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