Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 17, 2425–2440, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2425-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 2425–2440, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2425-2020

Research article 05 May 2020

Research article | 05 May 2020

Macroalgal metabolism and lateral carbon flows can create significant carbon sinks

Kenta Watanabe et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Jan 2020) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
AR by Kenta Watanabe on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Feb 2020) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
RR by Albert Pessarrodona Silvestre (09 Mar 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Mar 2020) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
AR by Kenta Watanabe on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Apr 2020) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
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Macroalgal beds are among the vegetated coastal ecosystems that take up atmospheric CO2. We investigated the relationships between macroalgal metabolism and inorganic and organic carbon fluxes in a temperate macroalgal bed during the productive time of year. The macroalgal metabolism formed water with low CO2 and high dissolved organic carbon concentrations that was then exported offshore. This export process potentially enhances CO2 uptake in and around macroalgal beds.
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