Study finds plankton are the key to carbon sequestration

Study finds plankton are the key to carbon sequestration

An international team of scientists has begun to illuminate how the ocean plucks carbon from the atmosphere, where it contributes to global warming, and shuttles it to the bottom of the sea. The new study, published in the journal Nature, establishes the important role of plankton networks in removing carbon from the atmosphere and depositing it deep in the ocean. And it opens up opportunities for caring for the ocean in ways that encourage it to absorb more carbon. That’s important because the ocean help mitigate our carbon footprint on this planet.

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