marine pollution

Anthropogenic impact in the deep sea: what is at risk?

Litter recovered from the deep seafloor of the west Mediterranean (Eva Ramirez-Llodra, ICM-CSIS, Barcelona)

An international study conducted during the Census of Marine Life project SYNDEEP has concluded that human activities are increasingly affecting deep-sea habitats, resulting in the potential for biodiversity loss and, with this, the loss of many goods and services provided by deep-sea ecosystems.