Submarine Mining? Phosphate on the Chatham Rise – Science Express

Why should a 25-million-tonne phosphate deposit on the seabed between Banks Peninsula and the Chatham Islands be mined? Dr Robin Falconer presents a case for undersea mining on the Chatham Rise.

Recorded in August 2013 as part of Te Papa’s Science Express programme.

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