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October 25 2012

Can Controversial Ocean Iron Fertilization Save Salmon?


What's been described as a "rogue" geoengineering experiment is really an effort, however flawed, to restore salmon abundance

In a bid to restore lost fish abundance, the Haida Salmon Restoration Corp. (HSRC) undertook to mimic the effects of a volcanic eruption by fertilizing the ocean with iron. The idea was to provide the missing nutrient for a plankton bloom that would then trickle up the food web and restore salmonówith the ancillary effects of gathering data on the ocean food web and, potentially, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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