Informative Essay

The Impact of Iron Deposition on Salmon Population Growth

7 pages | 1720 words

The essay will discuss the theory that iron deposition from the 2009 Kasatochi volcanic eruption stimulated phytoplankton growth and led to an increase in the salmon population in British Columbia and Canada. The evidence for and against this theory will be examined and the potential benefits and drawbacks of using iron fertilization to stimulate primary productivity will be discussed.