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February 20, 2021 - University of Southampton

Fish poop helps remove 1.65 billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere

Fish poop helps remove 1.65 billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere
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New research has shown that carbon in feces, respiration, and other excretions from fishes make up about 16% of the total carbon that sinks below the ocean’s upper layers.

Ecosystems provide a huge range of benefits and services to humans – one of these is the extraction of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and its burial either in sediments or in the deep ocean.

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