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Whales Change the Climate

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Are whales “farming” to keep their food source alive and growing? Do they fertilize the oceans to make more fish and krill? And, like grass-based farmers and ranchers, does the “farming” they do sequester carbon, thus reducing greenhouse gases and keeping our climate steady?

This 5-minute video gives us a new look at the contribution that whales make to our oceans, the life in them, and the earth’s climate. Swimming from the depths where they feed to the surface where they breathe and release “poo-namis” of poo, whales circulate nutrients that feed the krill and fish they rely on to survive and help to sequester carbon on the ocean floors. As we’ve reduced whale populations through hunting, so too have fish and krill populations declined along with carbon sequestering.  It’s a great look at how all of us are part of a whole, even when our contributions go unnoticed.

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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