Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Poo from balls of jelly is saving the world?

Heard on NatRad this morning while ironing a shirt: salps, which are little balls of jelly floating in the sea, are breathing in CO2 and pooing it out. And the poos are so heavy they sink into the abyssal depths, taking the CO2 out of our atmosphere for decades or even longer.

The NatRad reporter used words like fecal pellets and carbon sequestration, but that's what he meant.

Good on ya, little jelly balls.

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Morgan said...

I've always loved jelly, but I don't think I'm ready for this jelly.

Carolyn said...

Now I'm thinking of little balls of floating jelly dancing. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

now...i really wonder how those little things create such heavy poo!