Prospective experimental seabed mining company Nautilus Minerals loves to try and deceive people about the true nature of its proposed mining operations.
Nautilus wants to use 300 tonne bulldozers [see image below] to strip mine the floor of the Bismarck sea a few kilometers off the coast of the islands of New Britain and New Ireland in Papua New Guinea.
But Nautilus doesn’t like showing pictures of the giant robotic machines that will chew up the seafloor, destroying everything in their path; creating huge plumes of sand and dust, shock waves and noise.
Instead the company favours lies and deception. It’s favourite image is the one shown above – used to illustrate a recent Nautilus story on the Mining Weekly website. This image has been used numerous times to illustrate company media releases and has been reproduced hundreds of times by the corporate media.
The image shows a robotic arm carefully removing part of an underwater hydrothermal vent as part of an environmental research program!
This image has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the proposed mining operations but NONETHELESS it appears frequently all across the internet and print media to illustrate Nautilus’s proposed experimental seabed mining.
LIES AND DECEPTION!