The Big Catch: how whales remove CO2 from the air

Last updated 2nd Oct 2019
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I write for Sparrho and work with Curators to translate and disseminate research to the public.


Researchers estimate that each great whale absorbs 33 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere during their lives on top of helping phytoplankton to capture much more.

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