Nature and Biodiversity

How otters, urchins and kelp help to gauge the fragility of ecosystems

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By eating large quantities of purple sea urchins, otters off the coast of California are helping preserve kelp forests. Image: Unsplash/Steve Halama

Victoria Masterson
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A purple urchin eater. Image: Morgan Rector / UC Santa Cruz
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An 'urchin barren' in Monterey Bay. Image: Michael Langhans / UC Santa Cruz
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Kelp forests provide food and shelter for a diverse community of plants and animals. Image: Monterey Bay Aquarium

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