Monday, May 26, 2014

Melting Ice Sheets Are Dumping Nutritious Iron into Earth's Oceans

Source: VICE Motherboard

... large volumes of dissolved iron currently being released into the oceans from melting ice sheets might help take some of the hit out of global warming. This is according to a study ... describing a feedback mechanism in which melting ice releases bioavailable iron, promoting the growth of phytoplankton ... which in turn act to capture atmospheric carbon while serving as a food source for seagoing animals.

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