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Hoard of fjord carbon

Fjords account for less than 0.1% of the surface of Earth's oceans. A global assessment finds that organic carbon is buried in fjords five times faster than other marine systems, accounting for 11% of global marine organic carbon burial.

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Figure 1: Dusky Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand.

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Keil, R. Hoard of fjord carbon. Nature Geosci 8, 426–427 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2433

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