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Fish Suck Up Carbon Dioxide

The slickhead, a vicious-looking fish that people refuse to eat, has more good qualities than meets the eye. Researchers say that it’s one of the many deep-sea fish that help remove 1 million tons of carbon dioxide from the ocean each year, LiveScience reports. The discovery, described online this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, was made after studying the diet of seafloor fish and finding that they consume large amounts of animals that release CO2.

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