Two weeks ago, Deep Sea News had a fantastic post summarizing all the recent work done on marine nutrient recycling via excretion.
Believe it or not, this research topic is really gaining steam (I feel like I missed a poop-joke in there somewhere)! Read their write up of the recently-published research here.
Matthew Savoca holds a PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Davis. His research interests include sensory behavioral ecology, marine conservation biology, and seabird ecology.