Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Research article
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14 Mar 2023
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 14 Mar 2023

Model estimates of metazoans' contributions to the biological carbon pump

Jérôme Pinti, Tim DeVries, Tommy Norin, Camila Serra-Pompei, Roland Proud, David A. Siegel, Thomas Kiørboe, Colleen M. Petrik, Ken H. Andersen, Andrew S. Brierley, and André W. Visser


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1227', Emma Cavan, 27 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jerome Pinti, 30 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1227', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jan 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jerome Pinti, 01 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Feb 2023) by Julia Uitz
AR by Jerome Pinti on behalf of the Authors (21 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (23 Feb 2023) by Julia Uitz
AR by Jerome Pinti on behalf of the Authors (23 Feb 2023)
Short summary
Large numbers of marine organisms such as zooplankton and fish perform daily vertical migration between the surface (at night) and the depths (in the daytime). This fascinating migration is important for the carbon cycle, as these organisms actively bring carbon to depths where it is stored away from the atmosphere for a long time. Here, we quantify the contributions of different animals to this carbon drawdown and storage and show that fish are important to the biological carbon pump.
Final-revised paper