Iron-dumping ocean experiment sparks controversy

  title={Iron-dumping ocean experiment sparks controversy},
  author={J. Tollefson},
  • J. Tollefson
  • Published 2017
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
Marine scientists are raising the alarm about a proposal to drop tonnes of iron into the Pacific Ocean to stimulate the growth of phytoplankton, the base of the food web. The non-profit group behind the plan says that it wants to revive Chilean fisheries. It also has ties to a controversial 2012 project in Canada that was accused of violating an international moratorium on commercial ocean fertilization. The Oceaneos Marine Research Foundation of Vancouver, Canada, says that it is seeking… Expand