Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Sea Otters May Help Combat Harmful Runoff Pollution Off the California Coast
by Jaymi Heimbuch
As a keystone species, the importance of sea otters for the health of coastal ecosystems can’t be understated. A new study shows that they may even play an indirect but key role in helping coastlines cope with agricultural run-off.
The study by University of California, Santa Cruz, published in mid-August, shows that by eating crabs, sea otters are helping sea grasses thrive even in the face of pollution…
(read more: TreeHugger)