From: Stockholm University
Published October 16, 2017 03:18 PM

Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20 000 dairy cows

A study conducted by scientists from Stockholm University and Cardiff University suggests that worms and clams enhance the release of methane up to eight times more compared to sea bottoms without animals.

"It sounds funny but small animals in the seafloor may act like cows in a stable, both groups being important contributors of methane, due to the bacteria in their gut", says Dr. Stefano Bonaglia, the lead author of the study and post doc researcher at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University.

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