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Antarctic Icebergs Help the Ocean Take Up Carbon Dioxide


Science & Tech  (tags: Antarctica, climate change, carbon, environment, oceans, research )

Julie
- 2928 days ago - physorg.com
A study of the biological effects of Antarctic icebergs shows that they fertilize the Southern Ocean, enhancing the growth of algae that take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then, through marine food chains, transfer carbon into the deep sea.



   

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Freya H (345)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 5:06 pm
Interesting. Let us hope these don't up and disappear! (Very unlikely they will anytime soon, though.)
 

Daffy McGee (276)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 5:08 pm
Noted and Thank You!
Hugzzz
Daffy:)
 

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 7:00 pm
What's this? Mother Nature doing her part to fight global warming greenhouse gases and without any help from humans? Ridiculous, no way can Mother Nature balance things out without human intervention.

Mother Nature WILL balance things out if it means getting rid of us to do it. Keep that in mind because WE are NOT in charge, Mother Nature IS.
 

Roger G (148)
Friday May 13, 2011, 12:08 am
very interesting, thanks !
 

Robert O (12)
Friday May 13, 2011, 1:28 am
Thanks.
 

Koty Lapid (982)
Friday May 13, 2011, 6:27 am
Thanks and noted
 

Carol H (229)
Friday May 13, 2011, 4:17 pm
interesting article, thanks Julie
 

KS Goh (0)
Friday May 13, 2011, 6:53 pm
Thanks for the article.
 

Erlinda Bocar Kantor (31)
Friday May 13, 2011, 10:19 pm
I think this is a boon stemming from something undesirable (the ice meltdown). If the ice shelves are going to disappear we may as well derive something beneficial from it. We should still try to halt the meltdown. This remains of utmost concern for the entire human race, not just the eight countries in the arctic council.
 

Jacki Hileman (20)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 9:00 pm
typical of Mother Earth re-generating herself !
 
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