Why do some scientists believe that increasing populations of protists could help reduce global warming?

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Protists serve as the basis of aquatic food chains, which transfer chemical energy.

Increased respiration of larger protist populations releases more carbon dioxide into the ocean, which is then incorporated into marine food chains.

The calcium carbonate shells found in some protist lineages act as a long-term carbon sink.

The carbon contributed by protists to the global carbon cycle takes a short-term form that is used up rapidly.

 

asked Dec 28, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
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The calcium carbonate shells found in some protist lineages act as a long-term carbon sink.

 

answered Dec 28, 2012 by JaFajx ~Expert~ (464 points)

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