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Fast And Efficient As Soon As They Are Dead: Jellyfish-like Creatures May Play Major Role In The Marine Carbon Transport System
Description: Biogeochemists from the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) in Kiel, Germany, and the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton (NOCS), UK, report that dead bodies of the marine organism Pyrosoma atlanticum may be transporting much more carbon to the seafloor than phytoplankton or other jellyfish-like creatures. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 5/18/2009
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