What is ocean iron fertilization?



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    Ocean iron fertilization is the theory of seeding the ocean with microparticles of iron to stimulate a phytoplankton bloom, alleviating some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as these absorb the CO2 and transform it to oxygen through photosynthesis, what all plants do for food.

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    Iron is hard for phytoplankton to come by in the ocean environment. Some have proposed that we seed the ocean with iron to increase the phytoplankton numbers (causing a bloom). The theory is that this will increase the productivity of the ocean and help capture CO2.

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