Post Profile

Fertilizing the Oceans with Iron Sinks Carbon, But is it a Good Idea?

It’s a controversial idea that has been around for decades. Stimulate the growth of phytoplankton (plant plankton) in remote reaches of the oceans by fertilizing the oceans with iron. Previous studies concluded that such an approach would not be effective. However, the recent analysis of a 2004 ocean fertilization experiment in the Southern Ocean — [...]
read more


Related Posts

Green news harvest: Doubts on plankton climate fix

Lifestyle / Green Living : Green Tech (6 years ago)

A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary. Ocean Carbon: Dent In Iron Fertilization Hypothesis Previously Proposed To Address Climate Change - Science DailyThe idea of seeding the ocean with iron to create plankton blooms ...

Oceanic Iron Fertilization Less Efficient Than Thought for Carbon Sequestration

Biology / Paleontology : The Dragon's Tales (4 months ago)

The Southern Ocean plays an important role in the exchange of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the ocean. One aspect of this is the growth of phytoplankton, which acts as a natural sponge for carbon dioxide, drawing the tro...

Ocean Carbon: Dent In Iron Fertilization Hypothesis Previously Proposed To Address Climate Change

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 years ago)

Oceanographers have analyzed data from an iron-fertilization experiment in the Southern Ocean. Unfortunately most of the carbon from lush plankton blooms, both artificially fertilized and natural, never reached the deep ocean. The I...

International consortium formed to study fertilizing oceans with iron

Biology / Marine Biology : Fish & Aquatic News (4 years ago)

An international consortium has been formed to study the potential effects of adding iron to the ocean to promote the growth of phytoplankton.

Iron fertilization less efficient for deep-sea carbon dioxide storage than previously thought?

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 months ago)

Scientists have discovered that iron fertilization promotes the growth of shelled organisms. In a naturally iron-fertilized system in the Southern Ocean the growth and sinking of these phytoplankton grazers reduces CO2 deep-ocean st...


Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC