American dumps iron for Canadian salmon

American dumps iron for Canadian salmon

There are 5 comments on the story from Oct 20, 2012, titled American dumps iron for Canadian salmon. In it, reports that:

Reported in several news sources this third week of October 2012 is the fuss about a man dumping iron in the ocean for profit to increase phytoplankton for salmon.

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Toronto, Canada

#1 Oct 21, 2012
Correction: American dumps iron for $US2,500,000.

Calgary, Canada

#2 Oct 21, 2012
..OH REALLY..???

Toronto, Canada

#4 Oct 21, 2012
SHYKORA ARTs paul wrote:
..OH REALLY..???
Yes, really. The "Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation" put up the money. What was dumped is reported to be something between 'iron sulphate' and 'dirt with traces of iron'. It is pretty clear that the Haida had no analysis of what exactly was dumped. And all George wanted was the money.

The result were not observed by qualified scientists and could have resulted in anything from a plankton bloom (does anyone know of a salmon that eats plankton?) to a 'dead zone'. Totally irresponsible and profit motivated.

Clearly the Haida were negligent in this as well. The lack of salmon stocks are not clearly due to lack of plankton. The problem seems more to be changes in the local water conditions that PREVENTED the normal growth of plankton. Lack of iron was NOT one of the problems. This eliminates the 'food fish' such as herring that the salmon need as they exit the streams.

Toronto, Canada

#7 Apr 9, 2015
toxic-bunker-fue l-spill

Toronto, Canada

#8 Apr 10, 2015

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