The Geritol Solution

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You're particularly interested in Martin's ideas, since you've just agreed to serve on a panel of the National Science Foundation whose task is to review grant proposals and assess their funding priority. One of the proposals you must intensively review is one by a team of scientists who would like to test John Martin's iron seeding hypothesis on a 60 square kilometer test plot just south of the Galapagos Islands.

You read over the proposal carefully, and then begin to consider, among other factors, whether iron seeding on this larger scale would have the same effects that John Martin and his coworkers reported from their experiments with bottled water samples.


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Last updated Nov. 22, 1996.
Copyright Deborah Allen, Univ. of Delaware, 1996.