Via Das Otterhaus
[Fukuoka City Zoological Garden, Japan]
The ocean ecosystem is a delicate thing, and it’s still feeling the effects of the sea otter fur trade. The Pew Charitable Trusts have put together this short video explaining how the reduction and renewal of the sea otter population affect sea urchins, kelp forests, and our own seafood supply.
Last week we posted a gif of a tiny sea otter pup learning to otter – here’s the video it was taken from, in which these wild otters visited the pool outside the Monterey Bay Aquarium!