Tag: kelp

April 8, 2021

Monterey Bay sea otters maintain kelp supply

In Monterey Bay, California, where kelp forests have decreased, sea otters are helping maintain pockets of kelp that can reseed barren areas in the future. In 2012, kelp forests along...

January 29, 2021

JWM: Researchers find unexpected sea otter hotspots

As central California sea otters recover from past centuries of overharvesting, they’re gradually expanding into areas they historically occupied. By understanding which types of habitats support higher sea otter abundance,...