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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 9 years ago

What captures carbon other than trees and other plants?

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    Anything that uses photosynthesis or chemosynthesis captures carbon. It can also be captured by reacting with certain things like limestone or cement. It is precipitated out of the ocean as calcium or magnesium carbonate in particular warm areas of ocean. The beaches of the Bahamas are an example of calcium carbonate precipitated from water. They also include the shells of crustacians and mollusks which also capture carbon if you are looking at it from the point of view of a carbon sequestration. Cocolithophores are a major source of calcium carbonate deposited on the ocean floor. They are microscopic algae and what made up the white cliffs of Dover.

    http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Ce-Cr/Coastal-Oce...

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  • 9 years ago

    living things in general. that's why we can use carbon dating to find out how old organic material are

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