OH SNAP! IT’S SEA OTTER AWARENESS WEEK EVERYBODY!
The ocean is just like you: It gets by with a little kelp from its friends. Sea otters are not only the world’s cutest marine mammals, they’re also gardeners of coastal ecosystems, promoting plant and algal growth in the wake of their furious feasts on encroaching invertebrates. So first things first: Thank you sea otters for your ecosystem services—you’re worth every squee we can throw your way.