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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 — [...]
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Increased carbon dioxide availability alters phytoplankton stoichiometry and affects carbon cycling and growth of a marine planktonic herbivore

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification (2 years ago)

Rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have led to increased CO2 concentrations in the oceans. This enhanced carbon availability to the marine primary producers has the potential to change their nutrient stoichiometry, and higher ca... Read Post

A graveyard in the ocean … the end of coral as we know it?

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification (3 hours ago)

Coral reefs are vanishing faster than rain forests. Why? Every day for the last decade, our ocean has absorbed roughly 22 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). This greenhouse gas, which humans generate by activities such as using e... Read Post

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. Read Post

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