Monday, September 10, 2012

Sea Otter Awareness Week 23rd -29th Sept 2012

Sea Otters Fight Against Global Warming
An examination of 40 years of data on the sea otters from Canada do Alaska has revealed that these creatures are important to the fight against global warming.  This is due to the sea otters eating habits as they eat the sea urchins and thus allow the marine kelp forests to flourish.
The kelp forests absorb carbon dioxide and produce organic matter similar to terrestrial forests and thus slow the rising of carbon dioxide in the ocean.
Overall it is believed that the presence of sea otters is critical to maintain the balance of the marine ecosystem.
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