What are Blue Forests?

Blue Forests are marine and coastal ecosystems that provide numerous goods and services both to the marine environment and people

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New Insight into the Fate of Blue ‘Kelp’ Carbon

A New research paper in Nature Scientific Reports shows that detached kelp fragments can be transported many kilometers, and have the potential to rapidly reach the continental shelf where they can be consumed by deep sea animals or get buried into sediments. The...

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Marine life – deep sea heroes fighting climate change

Most efforts to address carbon emissions focus on land-based solutions such as conserving or replanting forests. However, marine life may be unlikely heroes in our fight against climate change and in avoiding the major global disasters warned of in the latest report...

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