June 4, 2024

Marine Forests: Powerful Allies in Oceanic Carbon Removal and in the Fight Against Climate Change

Study conducted by an international team included researchers from the Center for Marine and Environmental Research, an Associated Laboratory (CIMAR-LA).

New study, which involved researchers from CIMAR-LA, a collaboration between CIIMAR and CCMAR, revealed that marine algae forests transport about 56 million tons of carbon to sinks in the deep ocean, significantly contributing to regulating the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and, consequently, the Earth’s climate.

This discovery, now published in the prestigious journal Nature Geoscience, opens up new opportunities for climate change mitigation through the preservation and restoration of marine algae forests.

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Photograph: Silvia Chemello