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Iron Dust Rising from depths of Ocean Floor

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posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 09:20 PM
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The Iron shows no sign of Oxidation







For the scientists, discovering shiny iron in the ocean was like fishing a dry sponge out of a bath. "Everything we know about the chemical properties of iron tells us that it should be oxidized. It should be rusted," said team leader Katrina Edwards of USC.

The metal's purity has practical value. Aquatic organisms metabolize pure iron much more easily than its rusted form, Edwards said.

How much captured iron floats into surface waters remains unknown. But any that does would nourish ocean life more efficiently than the oxidized iron from regular sources.

"This is one potential mechanism of creating essentially a natural iron fertilization mechanism that's completely unknown," Edwards said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
www.sciencedaily.com...


[edit on 8-2-2009 by Aubryish]




posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 09:33 PM
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Interesting article! Guess those fish won't have to worry about anemia...



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 09:39 PM
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This is very cool. We can't begin to claim that we know what our Earth is capable of. Let's learn from nature instead of trying to control it. We all have seen man made ships or tanks thrown into the ocean and turn to rust, but here is just a sample that Iron doesn't have to rust in water and maybe we can have an Iron highway across salty waters !!



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by secretagent woooman
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Interesting article! Guess those fish won't have to worry about anemia...


In turn we enjoy a healthy meal for dinner.

Our seafood is in better shape than our Peanut Butter



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 10:03 PM
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will this mean now that the Scientists who got the green light to seed the ocean with Iron can stop until they do a little more research?.


Seeding the oceans with iron is a viable way to permanently lock carbon away from the atmosphere and potentially tackle climate change, according to scientists who have studied how the process works naturally in the ocean
www.guardian.co.uk...



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 10:35 PM
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Could this have anything to do with them dropping tons of iron into the ocean in hopes of covering their tracks in what real damage they've done to the environment?

One of the outcomes or side-effects of what they've prescribed for the earth, death by the looks of it.

Murderers...

Rgds



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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They have in their own article that Oxidized Iron is not good for sea life, yet the OK was given to seed/fertilize the ocean. These Natural Unknowns as they call them are in place to keep humans from tampering with a delicate ecosystem. Now who is going to clean up all those under water ships, tankers, buses, and cargo boxes



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 11:46 PM
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A very interesting article, my first thoughts are that the iron has not been previously exposed to water, coming from deep within the earth, and rising up as fresh iron. I will be following this story!



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