Every other breath comes from the sea….
Dwarfing all dinosaurs, the blue whale is the largest animal to have ever graced our planet. This intelligent marine predator is a keystone species of our oceans. The blue whales, along with the other great whales, play a key role in maintaining a healthy ocean ecosystem. Through their defecation, whales fertilize the microscopic phytoplankton, upon which all sea life depends. Phytoplankton, in turn, helps mitigate climate change by capturing carbon and also produces more than half the world’s oxygen. This interplay between whales, phytoplankton, and the atmosphere is a key to sustaining a healthy ocean and planet. Tragically, these extraordinarily important species are endangered worldwide.
How whale poop reduces global warming
Through our annual fieldwork GWC provides faeces samples that are used in the scientific studies about how whales mitigate climate change. Read about “How whale poop reduces global warming.”