Conserving whales could help mitigate climate change - PACIFIC ISLANDS OCEAN

Conserving whales globally could remove up to 160,000 tons of carbon annually via whale falls, and just a 1% increase in phytoplankton due to whale poo could sequester hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to two billion trees.

climate change, mitigation, whales, cetaceans, carbon sequestration, carbon sinks, whale pump

Hannah Hendriks - SPREP, Migratory Marine Species Conservation Officer

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