Research Ship Weatherbird II Expected to Begin Next Leg of 'Voyage of
Recovery' into the Eastern Tropical Pacific in the Month of July
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 /CNW/ - Ecorestoration firm Planktos, Inc.
(OTCBB:PLKT) whose research ship Weatherbird II sailed from the nation's
capitol in early March has been conducting sea trials, training its crew, and
is now in South Florida engaged in the installation of key scientific gear. By
mid to late July, it's planned that the ship will be headed into the Eastern
Tropical Pacific to begin its series of ocean plankton pilot projects. The
company expects to have aboard the ship a sophisticated array of oceanographic
instruments including autonomous and remotely controlled ocean sampling
vehicles. Planktos has also been negotiating to have a manned submersible join
the ship to assist in the collection and verification of data. The Weatherbird
may also be joined by other ships to assist in the project work by the time it
arrives in the Pacific.
The much-anticipated 'Voyage of Recovery,' a pioneering ocean science
effort to restore vital phytoplankton populations, is expected to
significantly slow the rate of global warming, and offer climate policy makers
important, affordable new options. The work of the Weatherbird will comprise
of several four-six month pilot projects planned to help develop new applied
science ocean stewardship via iron micronutrient replenishment in depleted
Pacific and Atlantic ocean basins. This will develop the means to help revive
the marine food chain and sequester millions of tons of global warming CO2.
The first pilot project will take place near the massive natural
Galapagos bloom, one of the most prominent features of the world's oceans. The
waters north and south of this giant natural bloom are ideally suited for
studies of iron restoration, of diminished ocean productivity, and were the
site of two previous international iron bloom research studies in the mid
In the coming months, Planktos plans to provide regular updates,
including progress reports from the deck of the Weatherbird, as it sets about
demonstrating the importance of micronutrient replenishment in the restoration
of the ocean and upper atmosphere.
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