COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Whale Poop Pumps Up Ocean Health
Description: Whale feces probably conjures images of whale-scale hunks of crud, heavy lumps that sink to the bottom. But most whales actually deposit waste that floats at the surface of the ocean in a very liquid, flocculent plume. And this liquid fecal matter, rich in nutrients, has a huge positive influence on the productivity of ocean fisheries researchers have discovered. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 10/11/2010
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