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In the areas where the algae is growing, the algae would consume much of the sunlight and nutrients. We hope that the detrimental impacts could be minimised by operating in each area for a short period of time.
 
In the areas where the algae is growing, the algae would consume much of the sunlight and nutrients. We hope that the detrimental impacts could be minimised by operating in each area for a short period of time.
  
There would be risk of failure to sufficiently harvest the algae, which would result in an area receiving prolonged exposure and the algae decomposing in the water (which would be likely to consume much of the oxygen in the water, causing other marine life to suffocate). We hope that these risks could be mitigated by safe operating practises, using algae that is easy to harvest, using algae that struggles to reproduce outside the artificial breeding conditions, and perhaps using an algae the decomposes at a rate or in a way that is less harmful to other marine life.
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There would be risk of failure to sufficiently harvest the algae, which would result in an each receiving prolonged exposure and the algae decomposing in the water (which would be likely to consume much of the oxygen in the water causing other marine life to suffocate). We hope that these risks could be mitigated by safe operating practises, using algae that is easy to harvest, using algae that struggles to reproduce outside the artificial breeding conditions, and perhaps using an algae the decomposes at a rate or in a way that is less harmful to other marine life.
  
 
If selective breeding of algae turns out to be inadequate, genetic engineering may be justified. Either way, there is no guarantee that suitable algae would result.
 
If selective breeding of algae turns out to be inadequate, genetic engineering may be justified. Either way, there is no guarantee that suitable algae would result.

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