Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

Fishes contribute roughly 1.65 billion tons of carbon in feces and other matter annually

In February, a new study was released by Rutgers University that evaluated and furthered our understanding of the roles that fishes play in our carbon flux, or the movement of carbon in the ocean. The study found that fishes play a role in up to 16% of the carbon that sinks below the surface of the ocean. This process, known as carbon sequestration, is immensely important to carbon balance, showcasing just how valuable fishes and the ocean are to maintaining planetary equilibrium.