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Sea Otters role in Kelp Forest Health Aids in Global Warming Prevention

Jeff Nelder

Although their actual numbers and geographic localization is much smaller, if otters covered the globe, the resulting growth in kelp forests would strip 10 percent of the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Otters eat sea urchin. Sea urchins decimate kelp forests. Kelp forests remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere. It's all interconnected and every little bit helps.

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