Oceans and Man

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Advances in Science of Oceanography

Ocean sciences are rapidly yielding to man a knowledge of the underwater world and a technology to extract its wealth. Sea food and minerals of untold abundance are in the offing for a world half underfed and already being depleted of its land resources. The ocean depths also promise future profits to industry, and economic power to whichever maritime nations gain the lead in exploiting them.

At the same time, the very success of deep-sea exploration is creating problems. Some specialists believe more is being promised the public by some enthusiasts than can be delivered from the oceans in the near future. Covering 70 per cent of the earth with water at great depths, the oceans present a hostile environment and ...

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