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Otters Are Climate-Saving Creatures - After studying 40 years worth of data, researchers from the University of California Santa Cruz have found that sea otters play an active role in combating climate change, reports Discovery News. And it's all thanks to their love of sea urchin, a natural predator of the carbon-absorbing coastal seaweed, kelp. In the absence of otters, urchins dine like kings, but in their presence, the spiny creatures hide and feed mostly on leftover plant matter.

Lazy Sea Otter
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Lazy Sea Otter

Look at this smart otter! Sea otters usually sleep in the water, anchored by each other, or water plants. Lazy Sea Otter