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(The Conversation, Woods Hole, Ken Buesseler) USofA - Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean
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Ken Buesseler, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: The ocean plays a major role in the global carbon cycle. The driving force comes from tiny plankton that produce organic carbon through photosynthesis, like plants on land. Some of this carbon is consumed by sea life, and a portion is chemically broken down. Much of it is carried to deep waters, where it can remain for hundreds to thousands of years.

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