An Accidental Science Project Reveals How Crucial Sea Otters Are to Kelp Forests

An Accidental Science Project Reveals How Crucial Sea Otters Are to Kelp Forests

Fur traders exterminated them in Washington. A hydrogen bomb helped restore them. These events have given ecologists startling insight into the power of these kelp forest carnivores.

By Susan McGrath
Published: January-February 2014
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