Massive Boogers Help Feed Ocean Floor

Scientists have discovered giant sinking mucus “houses” that double the amount of food on the sea floor. The mucus houses, or “sinkers,” are produced by tadpole-like animals not much bigger than your index finger. As sinkers drop to the sea floor, small sea critters and other food particles get stuck to the mucus and end up on the bottom of the ocean.

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