Can we combat the ocean-acidifying effects of climate change with…whale poo?

In research being carried out by the Australian Antarctic Division and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC), scientists are looking at the role which whales, and krill, play in keeping ocean acidity levels low enough to allow ocean life to survive, and thrive. It seems that whale feces helps absorb carbon dioxide on the sea bed and might just help keep ocean acidity in check.

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