The big business in the oceans
For millions of years, whales have been busy regulating CO2 emissions in the most unlikely way, called a “whale pump”. The blue whale, for example, consumes tons of krill every day and excretes tons of droppings every day.
Like a pump, the whales dive up and down and excrete nutrients.
The walkot is rich in iron. These daily excretions are called “flaky fecal clouds”. These fecal clouds provide phytoplankton with hundreds of thousands of tons of nutrients each year to form plankton blooms.
These plankton blooms not only produce 80% of the oxygen for our planet but also degrade carbon.
Whales are also huge carbon stores and when they die they take the carbon to the bottom of the ocean.
Each species has a role in the ecosystem in which it lives, and even the smallest things can have a big impact.
One fifth of the coral is dead. Five huge plastic rugs swim on the oceans. The largest is bigger than Germany. The oceans are the source of all life on earth.
Around 70% of our planet is covered in seas and oceans: big, full of life and mysterious. They are food source, transport route, oxygen producer and much more.
But the sea is in danger: overfishing, plastic waste, overacidification, species extinction. We need to better understand life in the sea and deal with it more sustainably. Because our life is closely connected to the sea. When it’s sick, we can not stay healthy.
My comment: ” Each species has a role in the ecosystem in which it lives, and even the smallest things can have a big impact”.
All species play actually a role in the ecosystem, only the human species has no task.
We do not belong to nature, we disturb the lives of other non human species, and yet we are so profit-oriented and stupid that we do not realize we are sawing off the branch we are sitting on.
It also has a big impact, but a negative and destructive one for all species, natur, environment.
The more enjoyable and constructive is this video, which teaches us that we can save animals in everyday life, if we keep awake our eyes and our courage for the needy beings.
Even seals died painfully from plastic waste, but these seals were lucky, because there are people who save them ❤💙
Be active, watchful, in solidarity with the weaker ones!
My best regards to all, Venus