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Oceans dying fast

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Ocean dead zones

Ocean dead zones

Maybe we’ll kill off ALL the fish. The above image is from this article, which has more information.

Written by LeisureGuy

13 September 2008 at 1:46 pm

Posted in Daily life, Environment, Food, Science

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  1. This is yet another reason why I support the use of algae as biofuel. The University of Minnesota has been studying the potential use of algae as biofuel, and they are finding that it surpasses ethanol in many ways. For instance, one acre of algae biofuel yields (if I remember right) over 5 times as much as one acre of corn. Also, algae is generally not used as food, so production of algae boifuel does not effect crop prices or subsidies. If the algae is the result of burning fossil fuels, and we use this algae AS fuel, it is almost like a sustainable system. Provided certain controls are put in place, and that conservation methods are employed, the detrimental algae could be farmed to a manageable extent in the wild, then farmed in man-made lakes so as to eliminate the detrimental effects on fish and wildlife in natural ponds.

    Mderosier

    14 September 2008 at 1:06 am

  2. The web link I attached is to Top Docs, and the Film “End of the Line: The World Without Fish”. Thought your viewers might appreciate it. Thank you for this image of the ocean’s dead zones.

    Jo McKay aka Polar Jo

    29 January 2011 at 2:17 pm

  3. Cool. Thanks.

    LeisureGuy

    29 January 2011 at 5:58 pm


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