Fish Poop a Big Player in Ocean Carbon Sequestration
Fish Poop a Big Player in Ocean Carbon Sequestration
A modeling study estimates that by drastically reducing fish biomass over the past century, industrial fishing may be affecting ocean chemistry, nutrient fluxes, and carbon cycling as much as climate change.
Fish Poop a Big Player in Ocean Carbon Sequestration
Fish Poop a Big Player in Ocean Carbon Sequestration

A modeling study estimates that by drastically reducing fish biomass over the past century, industrial fishing may be affecting ocean chemistry, nutrient fluxes, and carbon cycling as much as climate change.

A modeling study estimates that by drastically reducing fish biomass over the past century, industrial fishing may be affecting ocean chemistry, nutrient fluxes, and carbon cycling as much as climate change.

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