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Extraordinary Ocean Creatures Use Mucus to Help Remove Carbon and Microplastics

The oceans are home to some strange looking animals, some of which are playing an outsized role in helping us combat the urgent climate crisis. One of those animals is the giant larvaceans, which inhabit seas around the world. As the Los Angeles Times reported, an enormous balloon of mucus about three feet wide often surrounds these squishy tadpole-like animals, and researchers have recently discovered that they play an enormous role in helping the ocean remove planet-warming carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Read more.....

 

 

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