Reblogged from dynamicoceans
Sea otters are a keystone species… meaning that they have a large impact on the abundance of animals in an environment. The more sea otters, the more types of animals living in said environment.
Unfortunately, these sea otters are doing poorly. This is partly due to pollution but also a parasite that is in cat poo. So please, make sure that you are picking up after yourself and your pets to keep these critters and everyone else healthy. x