Artificial Whale Poop Could Save the Planet — Here’s How

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  • Because whales eat fish, krill or squid, their poop is loaded with iron, a nutrient that is vital for plant growth.
  • Researchers at the Cambridge University’s Centre for Climate Repair want to artificially encourage the growth of phytoplankton with fake whale feces and push the oceans’ capacity for carbon capture to 50%.
  • They will use risk husks to store the artificial poop on the surface of the seabed.

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