Bloom: Floating Phytoplankton Farm Absorbs Carbon Dioxide and Monitors Rising Sea Levels

by , 11/21/13

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The floating spherical structure is conceived of as a way to address global warming and rising sea levels. Large phytoplankton aquariums, supervised by a permanent staff of scientists and marine experts, would be used to regulate the amount of oxygen in areas most severely impacted by global warming. Phytoplankton would absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen through photosynthesis. The Bloom capsule will not only produce additional oxygen-it will also filter salt water into fresh water.

The capsule is attached to the seabed by a system of cables and acts as a facility for controlling water levels. Sensitive to even the smallest sea level variations, the structure would also be able to detect tsunamis and issue timely warnings.

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