Whales could save the planet. A report from the International Monetary Fund reveals that great whales - such as humpbacks, blue, grey, right, fin, sperm and bowhead - play a crucial role in extracting CO2 from our warming planet. In fact, one whale is worth more than a thousand trees.
But more than that, phytoplankton, which are abundant wherever whales are found, contribute at least 50% of all oxygen in our atmosphere and absorbs about 40% of all CO2 produced on our planet.
Here, Dive Magazine, details how a return to pre-whaling levels could be the natural solution we are looking for.
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