[permaculture] "Twilight Zone" effect

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Sat Feb 6 19:28:43 EST 2010


LUF Blog
http://theluf.blogspot.com/
'Thursday, April 26, 2007
"Twilight Zone" effect
Carbon dropped into the oceans is not automatically stored away for 
millennia. Instead, microorganisms living in the "twilight zone"
[http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=2FE60E72-E7F2-99DF-33CA55A97B6E42B7]
captures much of the carbon and returns it to the biosphere. This is 
important for OTEC schemes that plan to sequester carbon by locking it 
up in algae and sinking it to the ocean bottom. From this study, it 
looks as if the material needs to be deposited at least 1000 meters down 
to get a maximum impact.

Labels: Aquarius, carbon sink, environment, global warming, OTEC

posted by Jamal Wills at 8:01 PM 0 comments



More information about the permaculture mailing list