A Way to Trap Carbon Deep in the Ocean

After eight years of analysis, an international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in how algae and iron interact to impound atmospheric carbon. They realized by introducing higher levels of iron to the phytoplankton and other marine life, causes algae blooms. These animals then suffer from this and die, sinking to the bottom. Iron is essential but too much can cause phytoplankton blooms. Once they have fallen to the ground it is stored at the bottom of the ocean as carbon. Due to a 40 mile long Eddie in the ocean it disperses water everywhere. So scientist has dumped over 14 tons of iron into this Eddie to disperse it everywhere, to trap the carbon. This gives us more resources to use later on

Alejandro Rey

Chapter 3

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/a-way-to-trap-carbon-deep-in-the-ocean/

 

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