Sep 30, 2022
Dolphin excrements could be the key to saving the world’s coral reefs
Spinner dolphins excrements can improve coral reef productivity and resilience

Spinner dolphins, famous for their acrobatic marina displays, have some very special excrement. Their poo has “reef-enhancing nutrients” which are not to be underestimated, a report by Zoological Society London (ZSL) finds.

The dolphins are giving threatened coral reefs in the Maldives and Chagos Archipelago a helping hand by pooing in the shallow lagoons. A new study shows that the amount of nitrogen and excreted by spinner dolphins during their daily commute can improve coral reef productivity and resilience.

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