A whale sequesters about 33 tons of carbon dioxide on its body when
it dies and sinks to the ocean floor. They also are responsible for
indirectly fertilizing phytoplankton, capturing around the same amount
of carbon dioxide as 78 billion trees per year. How can we put a price
on the benefits this marine life gives back to the earth?
Ralph Chami Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
Joe Roman Conservation Biologist, Academic, and Author