Sugar found on the seabed corresponding to "32 billion cans of coke": study

Sugar found on the seabed corresponding to "32 billion cans of coke": study

Scientists at the Maxplank Institute for Marine Microbiology have discovered mountains of sugar under seagrass pastures in the oceans around the world. Seagrass pastures are highly efficient in carbon recovery and are one of the world’s top carbon recovery ecosystems.

According to the institute, one square kilometer of seagrass stores almost twice as much carbon as terrestrial forests and 35 times faster. Examination of the seabed around these meadows revealed that the soil system contained large amounts of sugar.

Manuel Ribeke, head of a research group conducting research at the institute, explains that large amounts of sugar are about 80 times higher than previously measured in the marine environment.

“Overview, it is estimated that there are 600-1.3 million tonnes of sugar worldwide, primarily in the form of sucrose, in the grassroots area of ​​seaweed, which is the sugar found in 32 billion cans of coke. It’s almost equal to the amount, “he said.