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(Science.org)   Seagrass ends up happy when otters get busy   (science.org) divider line
    More: Giggity, Sea otter, Otter, genetic diversity, sea otters, seagrass meadows, Biodiversity, Sexual reproduction, Mustelidae  
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2021-10-17 1:30:22 PM  
Otters are also important for kelp forests, because they prevent sea urchins from overpopulating. This is particularly relevant now that sea stars (another urchin predator) are dying off.
 
2021-10-17 2:51:20 PM  
Wait. They're saying that seagrass likes it rough?
Alrighty then.
 
2021-10-17 2:53:09 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Otters are also important for kelp forests, because they prevent sea urchins from overpopulating. This is particularly relevant now that sea stars (another urchin predator) are dying off.


Why are the sea stars dying off?
 
2021-10-17 3:00:04 PM  

lindalouwho: Ivo Shandor: Otters are also important for kelp forests, because they prevent sea urchins from overpopulating. This is particularly relevant now that sea stars (another urchin predator) are dying off.

Why are the sea stars dying off?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_sta​r​_wasting_disease - what causes it seems to still be an open question.
 
2021-10-17 3:34:20 PM  
Next up, sharks in the reef.
 
2021-10-17 3:44:38 PM  

Ivo Shandor: lindalouwho: Ivo Shandor: Otters are also important for kelp forests, because they prevent sea urchins from overpopulating. This is particularly relevant now that sea stars (another urchin predator) are dying off.

Why are the sea stars dying off?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_star​_wasting_disease - what causes it seems to still be an open question.


Thank you.
 
2021-10-17 7:05:15 PM  
I searched for otters on youporn.com because they are so cute.  No results.
 
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