Iron dumping

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"I like the iron dumping hypothesis where one would put

powdered iron into iron deficient dead zones of the ocean

catalyzing the production of phytoplankton. Phytoplankton

produces 50% of the earth's oxygen, so it would make sense to

want more of that stuff. Also we wouldn't be upsetting the

ecosystem because all we're doing is bringing life to dead

zones in the ocean. Phytoplankton is at the bottom of the food

chain, no other organism in the ocean can life without these

guys. Ocean farming and other companies have implemented iron

dumping in the past with good results, but now that company has

turned to fish farming----another possible good way to make

money. Iron dumpying causes phytoplankton to grow, and fish

rush to eat that stuff. So it's an instant source of food for

fish so we could farm fish easily. The trick is to find the

areas that are deficient of iron in the ocean and has all the

other nutrients that plankton need. mostly, the oceans have

what phytoplankton need, they just lack the iron."

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