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Trawling the seafloor, fishing boats release as much carbon dioxide into the ocean as the whole aviation industry pumps into the air.  Scientists already knew that nets destroyed seaweed forests, sea sponges, deep sea corals and stirred up sediment in their wake.  Sediment is the biggest pool of carbon storage.  Bottom trawlers release up to one gigaton of CO2, causing more acidified water and threatening marine life.  New research suggests that this carbon also escapes into the air, further increasing our problems.                                                                 Source  –  The Week  

Earth Savers is a series of quick conservation notes from Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Caring for Creation

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