Well…. This news shouldn’t be surprising. The Earth has a marvelous way of using everything — recycling, in other words.
While the whalers continue to battle to maintain their whale-killing (A proposal before the International Whaling Commission could lead to the resumption of commercial whaling as early as next year), it would be quite important to consider that “Saving endangered baleen whales could boost the carbon storage capacity of the Southern Ocean…”because whale poop is vital to the ocean’s carbon cycle! (Previous studies have shown that iron is crucial to ocean health because plankton need it to grow. …. The amount of iron in whale faeces means that protecting Antarctic whales could swell populations of phytoplankton, which absorb carbon dioxide.)