Starfish

Carbon sucking stars

Finding places to store carbon is one of the past-times of the 21st century. Now it seems that starfish, sea urchins and sea lilies can carry much more carbon than expected. Researchers suspected that these creatures might store carbon as they are rich in calcium carbonate. They collected starfish, sea urchins, brittle starts, sea cucumbers and sea lilies from deep and shallow waters throughout the Atlantic Ocean. Based on what they found the researchers estimated that worldwide these sea creatures capture 0.1 gigatonnes of carbon per year. To put this in perspective fish in the open ocean capture 0.4 to 1.8 gigatonnes per year and human activities produce 5.5 gigatonnes of carbon annually. This is not to suggest that coal miners should start growing these stars of carbon capture as ‘offsets’ but it does highlight the need to protect the oceans as we search for future climate solutions.Meanwhile if you visit Meijer Ad that contains mostly likewise discounts with Winn Dixie Ad you surely have a range like ALDI Ad.

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