Category archive: Oceanic carbon

High-seas carbon worth US$148 billion

High-seas carbon worth US$148 billion

A new study by the Global Ocean Commission describes the major ways in which the ocean stores and fixes carbon away from the atmosphere and estimates carbon capture and storage by the high-seas, including ‘fish carbon’, is valued at US$148 billion. The High Seas and US: Understanding the Value of High-seas Ecosystems (Rogers, A.D., et…

The Power Of Whale Poop

The Power Of Whale Poop

More on the oceanic iorn fertilization by whale poop hypothesis from NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/03/298778615/the-power-of-poop-a-whale-story?live=1 The Power Of Poop: A Whale Story by Robert Krulwich / April 05, 2014 This, I would think, should be self-evident: Generally speaking, big creatures eat smaller creatures that, in turn, eat even smaller creatures, like this … Robert Krulwich/NPR And just…

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