Storing CO2 underwater
Carbon sequestration refers to the long-term storage of carbon dioxide. This process is essential to mitigate climate change as it puts away the carbon that would otherwise rise up and trap heat in the atmosphere.
When talking about carbon sequestration, most people tend to picture green, lush forests.
However, did you know that extraordinary underwater forests are able to do the same process? And that they even do it better?
Kelp, for instance, sends a large percentage of its biomass into the deep sea which allows to permanently lock away carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Take a look at the image below and learn more about the differences in carbon sequestration between land-based forests and ocean-based forests.