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Sea Otters in Kelp

Caption: Sea otters convene in a kelp bed near Kodiak Island, Alaska. A new UC Santa Cruz study shows how an abundance of otters can control sea urchins, helping kelp to thrive and thus absorb greater amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Credit: Arthur Morris

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