Latest Iron fertilization Stories
Phytoplankton peak arising up to 50 days early, with unknown impacts on marine food chain and carbon cycling.
Geoengineering schemes involving ocean fertilization to affect climate have a low chance of success.
LSUâ€™s Sibel Bargu, along with her former graduate student Ana Garcia, from the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences in LSUâ€™s School of the Coast & Environment, has discovered toxic algae in vast, remote regions of the open ocean for the first time.
A team of marine scientists has found that toxin-producing algae once thought to be limited to coastal waters are also common in the open ocean, where the addition of iron from natural or artificial sources can stimulate rapid growth of the harmful algae.
Advocates for seeding regions of the ocean with iron to combat global warming should be interested in a new study published today in Geophysical Research Letters.
Research suggests that the amount of phytoplankton found in the top layers of the ocean has declined markedly over the last century.
A new article published in the 29 July issue of the international journal Nature reveals for the first time that microscopic marine algae known as "phytoplankton" have been declining globally over the 20th century.
Adding nutrients to the sea could decrease viral infection rates among phytoplankton and enhance the efficiency of the biological pump, a means by which carbon is transferred from the atmosphere to the deep ocean.
WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's first dedicated oceanographic field campaign goes to sea June 15 to take an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The "Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment" mission, or ICESCAPE, will investigate the impacts of climate...
Adding iron to ocean water, believed to be an effective way to absorb carbon dioxide and fight global climate change, could actually be poisoning marine life.