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How Sperm Whales Offset Their Carbon Footprint

June 17th, 2010 06:38 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Boy Wunda writes “Scientists at Flinders University in South Australia found that in an awesome example of design by Mother Nature, Southern Ocean sperm whales offset their carbon footprint by simply defecating – an action that releases tons of iron a year and stimulates the growth of phytoplankton which absorb and trap carbon dioxide. If only we humans could say the same for our poop, which really doesn’t do much more than just sit there.” I’m going to do my part by buying some iron supplements and a can of chili, and heading off towards the ocean.

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