Atlantic Ocean floor oozing massive iron cloud plume

August 20, 2013 ATLANTIC Previously, oceanographers thought the Atlantic Ocean seafloor didn’t spit out as much iron as other regions. However, a recently discovered plume of iron billowing from the depth of the Atlantic Ocean suggests the seafloor may be pumping iron like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. The oceanic iron cloud spreads for more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) across the Atlantic from west of Angola, Africa, to northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The iron-rich waters flow 1,500 to 3,500 meters (4,921 – 11,482 feet) beneath the surface of the ocean. The complete extent and shape of the iron plume remains to be discovered. “We had never seen anything like it,” said Mak Saito, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute scientist and lead author of the study, in a press release. “We were sort of shocked—there’s this huge bull’s-eye right in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. We didn’t quite know what to do with it, because it went contrary to a lot of our expectations.” 
Cracks in the Earth crust, or hydrothermal vents, on the ocean floor released the iron. However, the type of vent came as a surprise to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and University of Liverpool oceanographers who discovered it. A long ridge splits the Atlantic Ocean as geological forces gradually force the ocean wider. The slow-spreading Atlantic ridge was thought to produce less iron and other chemicals than vents in regions with speedier splits, like the ridge in the eastern Pacific. “This study and other studies like it are going to force the scientific community to reevaluate how much iron is really being contributed by hydrothermal vents and to increase those estimates, and that has implications for not only iron geochemistry but a number of other disciplines as well,” said Saito. The Atlantic Ocean iron plume may provide a smorgasbord for oceanic phytoplankton, the tiny, plant-like organisms that form the base of many marine food webs. Those phytoplankton provide food for fish and whales. The plankton also suck in large amounts of carbon dioxide. When the plankton die they can carry that carbon with them to bottom of the ocean. Discovery News
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13 Responses to Atlantic Ocean floor oozing massive iron cloud plume

  1. Faye Brown says:

    the making of Mars came to mind

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  2. Curious what you make of this.

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      I think the only ones surprised by this are the scientists, who have arrived late to the party. I’ve said repeatedly that ocean sea-floor spreading rates would, and are accelerating in concert with the fluid expansion of magma from gradient fluctuations in the planet’s outer core. This is the part of the geologic process that accentuates magnetic reversals. I’ve said many of these changes we’re seeing in the world are the result of geological changes happening to the planet- and what we surmise as climatic change is merely symptomatic consequences of the shift. It won’t be long before massive movements begin occurring with tectonic plates. See Aug 19, 2013 article below how one scientist is now blaming tectonic plate movements for a rise in ocean-levels.

      http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/pacific-beat/tectonic-movement-more-likely-cause-of-island-flooding/1178394

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  3. George says:

    Inner space–outer space the scientists are always baffled or surprised when finding something unusual. When in school were they not taught to think outside the box? Expect the unexpected? Or were they busy partying?

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  4. Alstrodamus says:

    Perhaps this might coincide with the South Atlantic Anomoly since iron is very suseptible to magnetism?

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  5. niebo says:

    “And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.”

    Revelation 8:8-9 KJV

    Splash?

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    • Faye Brown says:

      Niebo .. now that really makes you think .. there is an explainable physics for everything scripture have prophesied … and there’s no greater science mind than the CREATOR …

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  6. Awesome comment…”and there’s no greater science mind than the CREATOR”

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  7. Boodiba says:

    Could this have anything to do with the Fukushima wandering nuclear cores?

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