Popular Science published an article February 23, 2022 titled “There’s a lot we don’t know about the International Space Station’s ocean grave”. This article interviewed deep-sea scientists, including Dr. Leila Hamdan, to understand how the sinking of the International Space Station in the Pacific Ocean may impact marine life.
A highlight of Dr. Hamdan from the article: ‘“That’s going to be a really large human structure with a lot of human materials in it, that is now sitting on the seafloor,” She says. “It would be naive to think that that’s not going to change the ecology that’s present.”’
The article explores how humans continue to impact the deep sea and how important it is to continue to study these important environments. Read the full article online here: https://www.popsci.com/space/international-space-station-retire-ocean-life/