The Guardian writes that the report that analyzes this subject will be published soon by the organization Fauna & Flora and it aims to discourage those willing to mine the bottom of our seas for things like cobalt and nickel.

The reason why mining companies are looking at the deep blue sea for these essential minerals is because our land resources are running fairly short. However, marine experts and other researchers suggest that this is not a good idea, as disrupting the seabed could affect fish population and destroy marine ecosystems.

Sophie Benbow, marine director at Fauna & Flora, said that "the ocean plays a critical role in the basic functioning of our planet, and protecting its delicate ecosystem is not just critical for marine biodiversity but for all life on Earth."

"The deep sea holds vast reservoirs of carbon which could be completely disrupted by mining on the scale being proposed and exacerbate the global crisis we are experiencing through rising greenhouse gas levels", she added.

Such a push towards exploiting resources found on the bottom of the seas and oceans is necessary, some argue, for the expansion of clean energy technologies, such as batteries, EVs and renewables.

Nauru, a Pacific state island, could initiate seabed exploitation later this year, unless authorities will oppose the move, meaning that in the search for critical minerals, fish and other beings could be poisoned by whatever elements are trapped beneath.