Hanae Armitage

Staff Writer

New UCSC Study Gives Otter Props

UCSC researchers Jim Estes and Chris Wilmers say sea otters can have an effect on the fight against global warming. Photo by Mike Baird.

Think it sounds completely absurd to think that sea otters could be a key to combating global warming? You’re not alone. The findings of a new study on the subject even floored UCSC’s Jim Estes, one of the study’s leading researchers.

“I was blown away. We got all the data together, looked at the results, and I was like, ‘Whoa! Are you sure? Go back and run those numbers again.’”

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