TIL a field of seagrass converts carbon dioxide to oxygen at over 8x the rate of a forest the same size.

When people talk about area they sometimes slip into thinking horizontal space can only be used once. An area the size of Rhode Island broken up into little bits spread across the country that sometimes above or below things depending on how they're integrated into those spaces

Literally the concept of Vertical Farms.

With that said - Kelp is already grown vertically, and usually requires a ton of vertical length too. And the problem with vertically farming aquatic mediums is that you can't just do it continuously, as the weight accumulates in the bottom of aquariums. Regardless, aquaponics is still pretty young so who knows where it might lead to.

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