Hydrothermal Vents: What Really Happens To Our Earth

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Mining the hydrothermal vents could make it so that some very bad things could happen to our earth. Mining is very bad idea until we finish all of the studies about hydrothermal vents because very bad things could happen to fish and the communities nearby the mining. First, The vents are used as homes for species. Mining could wipe out all of the yet to be discovered species. Mining will pollute the water and let out toxins that can kill species and communities near by. Mining the hydrothermal vents could make not discovered yet species go extinct and we would never even know that they killed all of those species. The mining will let out toxins from the heavy metals that can kill or injure the fish that are around the hydrothermal vents. Because the hydrothermal vents are used as homes then they would be left homeless and most likely die.…show more content…
Whenever mining happens whoever is mining would have to pay the taxes for all of the mining that happened. The main reason why countries want to mine the hydrothermal vents are very rich in minerals such as zinc, copper, and gold. There is enough gold that everyone in the world would be able to have 4 kilograms of gold. Third, all of the studies on hydrothermal vents are not done so if the mining started on the hydrothermal vents then a lot of bad stuff could happen. It is like not knowing what a volcano is and then going and mining on it. They could explode with all of the chemicals that it is filled with from the smoke that the hydrothermal vent blows. The smoke that the hydrothermal vent is a yellow and black color. Mining the hydrothermal vents can make it so that very bad things can happen to our earth. All of the countries should finish the studies on hydrothermal vents and then start

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