NOVA - Season 6, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Cashing in on the Ocean


Episode Info

Exploring how multinational mining groups are vying for manganese nodules on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. The major obstacle is a 1970 UN declaration that says no mining claims can be staked in international waters. Also: a look at ships being developed to retrieve the nodules, and scientists' efforts to explain how they were formed.


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