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 dumping 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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