This Week's challenge*

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  • Phytoplankton – free-floating microscopic plants in the sea – can help us combat climate change.When phytoplankton die and decompose some fall to the deep open floor trapping carbon.

  • 1.5oC global warming is predicted to see coral reefs declining by around 80%, 2oC could see more than 99% wiped out. (IPCC report 2019)

  • The United Nations ‘Seaweed Manifesto’ is investigating options for underwater farming of seaweed – as a food? A biofuel? A ‘carbon store’?

  • Blue Carbon refers to carbon that can be captured within ocean and coastal ecosystems – seagrasses, mangroves or salt marshes.We need to look after these coastal habitats.

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