What is the value of a great whale?
Two million dollars? This does not include their intrinsic or tourism value, but ‘only’ their estimated worth as carbon capture heroes. Some great whales are worth tonnes of stored carbon - from the carbon they store as 'whale falls' to the carbon sequestration by the producers feeding on benefits of whale ‘poonamis’ (that’s right …whale poo explosions). Whales are carbon capturers, carbon sequesters, life-creators, powering forests and part of the global food web affecting o