Getting carbon into the ocean is one matter. Getting it down to the depths is another.

This interactive shows the different components of the ocean biological pump, i.e., how carbon in the form of either plankton or particles moves into the ocean's depths. It illustrates the situation at the surface, 0-100 meters, 100-500 meters, and below 500 meters.

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Jack Cook
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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The resource is well-designed with simple colorful visual elements.

It requires the Flash player plugin to run on a web browser.

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