Sea Otters Fight Climate Change

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•37 Sep 11, 2012

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, found that kelp forests were able to absorb 12 times more carbon dioxide in the presence of sea otters, a result of the aquatic mammals preying on kelp-eating sea urchins. What do you think?

  • “On top of their unflagging efforts to stem nuclear proliferation? Wow!”

    Claudio Muscarella –
    Brass Polisher

  • “Boy, this whole climate change theory just keeps getting sillier.”

    Nash Hurlbut –
    Collection Clerk

  • “You know what else? They hold hands when they sleep. I swear to God. They hold hands while they drift around floating on their backs, sleeping.”

    Claire Page –
    Subtitle Writer