From physorg.com: Study shows how sea otters can reduce CO2 in the atmosphere.
Can an abundance of sea otters help reverse a principal cause of global warming?
A new study by two UC Santa Cruz researchers suggest that a thriving sea otter population that keeps sea urchins in check will in turn allow kelp forests to prosper. The spreading kelp can absorb as much as 12 times the amount of CO2 from the atmosphere than if it were subject to ravenous sea urchins, the study finds. [continue]
Now, by the way: does anybody know how Gabriola’s kelp restoration project is coming along? I haven’t heard anything since the update last April.