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Seafloor Organisms Help with Antarctic Carbon Sinks

The loss of sea ice in Antarctica’s waters have helped certain organisms, called bryozoans, to flourish on the seafloor; the organisms are unexpectedly important players in carbon sinks. According to research published in Current Biology, growth of the bryozoans has nearly doubled and these animals have been taking in more than 200,000 tons of carbon per year since the 1980s.

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