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how artificial upwelling SEQUESTERS CO2 and makes oceans healthy.

Artificial Upwelling, our approach to carbon removal,Β 



Derived from the Greek words phyto (plant) and plankton (made to wander or drift), phytoplankton are microscopic organisms that are the base of the ocean food chain (Source).Β 

Food Chain
Source: Britannica

Phytoplankton are the foundation of the aquatic food web, the primary producers, feeding everything from microscopic, animal-like zooplankton to multi-ton whales. Small fish and invertebrates also graze on the plant-like organisms, and then those smaller animals are eaten by bigger ones (Source).

We deploy artificial upwelling pumps where the surface of the ocean is depleted of nutrients, far offshore and away from coral reefs.

PHYTOPLANKTON SINK TO THE DEEP OCEAN when they die (or as fecal pellets when eaten by zooplankton/fish) STORING CARBON DIOXIDE FOR YEARS.


New view of how ocean 'pumps' impact climate change

“Tiny marine plants, known as phytoplankton, take carbon dioxide from the surface ocean to produce biomass. The biomass clumps together into particles, which then πŸ‘ sink πŸ‘ to πŸ‘ the πŸ‘ deep πŸ‘ ocean.” Read more.

Model suggests fish fecal carbon sequestering in the ocean has declined by half over the past century

β€œfish push out a near constant stream of excrement, and that excrement holds some amount of carbon, which comes from the phytoplankton that the fish eat. Excrement falls in the form of heavy pellets, most of which make it to πŸ‘ the πŸ‘ ocean πŸ‘ floor.” Read more.

Microbiology researchers further understanding of ocean's role in carbon cycling

β€œThe research is an important step toward forecasting how much carbon will leave the ocean for the atmosphere as greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and how much will end up πŸ‘ entombed πŸ‘ in πŸ‘ marine πŸ‘ sediments.” Read more.