Important contribution of macroalgae to oceanic carbon sequestration

@article{Ortega2019ImportantCO,
  title={Important contribution of macroalgae to oceanic carbon sequestration},
  author={A. Ortega and N. Geraldi and I. Alam and A. Kamau and S. Acinas and R. Logares and J. M. Gasol and R. Massana and D. Krause-Jensen and C. Duarte},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-7}
}
The role of macroalgae in Blue Carbon assessments has been controversial, partially due to uncertainties about the fate of exported macroalgae. Available evidence suggests that macroalgae are exported to reach the open ocean and the deep sea. Nevertheless, this evidence lacks systematic assessment. Here, we provide robust evidence of macroalgal export beyond coastal habitats. We used metagenomes and metabarcodes from the global expeditions Tara Oceans and Malaspina 2010 Circumnavigation. We… Expand

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