Resources of the Sea Floor

  title={Resources of the Sea Floor},
  author={Peter A. Rona},
  pages={673 - 674}
  • P. Rona
  • Published 31 January 2003
  • Geology
  • Science
In his Perspective, Rona reviews recent advances in knowledge of sea-floor resources. Knowledge is expanding from those minerals eroded from land--metals, gemstones, sand, and gravel--to those minerals concentrated by plate tectonic processes in ocean basins. Exploration of the oceans is at an early stage and development of marine mining is subject to economic and environmental considerations. 
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