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Whale poo key to healthy oceans! (article headline)

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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 06:09 AM

EVERY little bit helps.

Research has revealed the potential value of whale poo in mitigating climate change through its recycling of iron. Australian Antarctic scientists looking into ways to increase the amount of CO2-absorbing algae in oceans have traced the passage of iron through whale digestive systems and have found that whales take up iron when they consume shrimp-like krill.

Before commercial whaling began early last century, whales consumed about 190 million tonnes of krill per year, converting this into about 7600 tonnes of iron-rich faeces, which encouraged the growth of carbon-absorbing algae


I don't know.... a little help but how many whales would it take to make a difference. A little help from the ATS Marine Animal Experts to chime in.

Interesting concept though. I will give them that. Better than not trying anything

[edit on 4/26/2010 by anon72]

posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 06:12 AM
whale sperm key to salty sea

posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 07:44 AM
reply to post by the illuminator

ewwwwww!!!! lol. I was going to put a pic up a a big Sperm Whale but figured that would open it up the thread to a lot more than what I would want..... Thanks..... lol

I knew it was something....

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