Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2005
Tom Harper, a sea farmer in northern British Columbia, has created a 30 million dollar facility on the edge of the northern Pacific Ocean to grow marine phytoplankton year round to feed his shellfish. His process recreates the "Spring Bloom" of marine phytoplankton 365 days a year. The sea farm gives back in a very unique way. First, it provides a resource for the researchers on site and second, it puts a daily supply of marine phytoplankton back in the ocean.
"The reef beneath their farm is rebuilding due to the extra Marine Phytoplankton, Sea Otters and Bald Eagles have moved back into the area due to the abundance of new fish and sea life that have returned," says Tiffany Haarsma, also of the sea farm. "Not to mention the extra oxygen created by the plankton every day in the 8 - 1 million liter growing tanks." When he developed a serious health challenge whereby doctors gave him only months to live, Tom Harper decided to start eating his phytoplankton. He thought, "if it is good for my fish, why not me?" Harper attributes his recovery to eating phytoplankton. Phytoplankton provides nutrition for human cells.
Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D., from Tennant Institute of Integrative Medicine, says "There are few products that provide all, or even most Sea Farm Finds Sustainable Balance in Marine Phytoplankton essential amino acids, more Omega 3's than fish oil, Vitamin A, Selenium, Iodine and others. It may be no coincidence that the composition of human plasma is similar to sea water. With our over-reliance on land based food sources, we have developed deficiencies in micronutrients and trace elements.
Jacque Cousteau stated, "The future of nutrition is found in the ocean." Part of the proceeds from the sale of a supplement rich in phytoplankton nutrients, FrequenSea with Phytoplankton, support further marine research projects that have a focus on preserving the oceans resources. For more information see the web site http://www.buyfrequensea.com for the documentary short called "Another Day" that tells the story of Tom Harper, the sea farmer who discovered how to make phytoplankton available for human consumption or call Melissa Erskine 1-800-951-9271 http://www.buyfrequensea.com
Earth's Original Food Source
Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD, also explains how elements and electrolytes in marine phytoplankton are almost tailor-made for the human body. Our internal bodies reflect that we came from the sea. Our bodies need the elements present in marine phytoplankton to perform as nature intended. The human body has a marvelous system called homeostasis, which keeps all systems in balance. When the body is in balance it will heal itself. Tiffany Haarsma also agrees and stresses that there is a great responsibility in taking marine phytoplankton to the market. People must understand that this is simply a very super rich nutrient whole food source for human body.
Phytoplankton are microscopic plants that live in the ocean. There are many species of phytoplankton, each of which has a characteristic shape. Collectively, phytoplankton grow abundantly in oceans around the world and are the foundation of the marine food chain. Small fish, and some species of whales, eat them as food. Larger fish then eat the smaller fish. Humans catch and eat many of these larger fish. Since phytoplankton depend upon certain conditions for growth, they are a good indicator of change in their environment. For these reasons, and because they also exert a global-scale influence on climate, phytoplankton are of primary interest to oceanographers and Earth scientists around the world. Frequensea
Different species of phytoplankton come in many different shapes and sizes. But they all get their green color from chlorophyll, the pigment they use during photosynthesis. (Left photo courtesy of the SeaWiFS Project. Center and right photos courtesy of D.W. Coats.)
The life and death of phytoplankton
Like their land-based relatives, phytoplankton require sunlight, water, and nutrients for growth. Because sunlight is most abundant at and near the sea surface, phytoplankton remain at or near the surface. Also like terrestrial plants, phytoplankton contain the pigment chlorophyll, which gives them their greenish color. Chlorophyll is used by plants for photosynthesis, in which sunlight is used as an energy source to fuse water molecules and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates—plant food. Phytoplankton (and land plants) use carbohydrates as "building blocks" to grow; fish and humans consume plants to get these same carbohydrates.
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The atmosphere is a rich source of carbon dioxide, as millions of tons of this gas settle into the ocean every year. However, phytoplankton still require other nutrients, such as iron, to survive. When surface waters are cold, deeper depths are allowed to upwell, bringing these essential nutrients toward the surface where the phytoplankton may use them. However, when surface waters are warm (as during an El Niño), they do not allow the colder, deeper currents to upwell and effectively block the flow of life-sustaining nutrients. As phytoplankton starve, so too do the fish and mammals that depend upon them for food. Even in ideal conditions an individual phytoplankton only lives for about a day or two. When it dies, it sinks to the bottom. Consequently, over geological time, the ocean has become the primary storage sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide. About 90 percent of the world's total carbon content has settled to the bottom of the ocean, primarily in the form of dead biomass.
Marine Phytoplankton Found in Frequensea.