He sighted BBC video footage of the heavy duty machinery brought in by deep sea miner Nautilus Minerals recently.
He fears the prospect of rare forms of life being wiped out.
“It’s heart breaking”.
He told the BBC that he is horrified at the idea of the destruction of hydro thermal vents.
“That’s where life began and we shouldn’t be destroying these things, it’s so deeply tragic, I mean that humanity just plough on with no regard for the consequences because they don’t know what they are. “