A glimpse at Greenland’s deep-sea ecosystems threatened by fishing

A grenadier fish swimming alongside undisturbed sea ground close to an anemone


Sponges and corals residing in newly found underwater fields and meadows are liable to destruction as they’re constantly raked over by halibut fishing boats off the shores of Greenland.

Greater than a kilometre under the ocean floor, the extremely different ecosystems of the deep sea are dwelling to life types that thrive on stability. However as fishing boats drag heavy tools throughout the ocean ground, they’re stirring up chaos in these weak, sometimes quiet ecosystems. This …

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