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Otter habitats are found as part of the kelp forest ecosystem. Kelp forests are areas which are home to countless other species beside sea otters, including sea urchins, fish, abalone and sea stars. An otter is central to maintaining the nature of kelp forest ecosystems, as they contribute to biodiversity and balance.

Otter habitats are found as part of the kelp forest ecosystem. Kelp forests are areas which are home to countless other species beside sea otters, including sea urchins, fish, abalone and sea stars. An otter is central to maintaining the nature of kelp forest ecosystems, as they contribute to biodiversity and balance.

May 22, 2015 The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument aboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) images the solar atmosphere in multiple wavelengths to link changes in the surface to interior changes. Its data includes images of the sun in 10 wavelengths every 10 seconds. When AIA images are sharpened a bit, such as this AIA 171Å channel image, the magnetic field can be readily visualized through the bright, thin strands that are called 'coronal loops'. Loops are shown here in…

Everyone is going absolutely insane over this NASA photo of the 'dark side of the moon'

May 22, 2015 The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument aboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) images the solar atmosphere in multiple wavelengths to link changes in the surface to interior changes. Its data includes images of the sun in 10 wavelengths every 10 seconds. When AIA images are sharpened a bit, such as this AIA 171Å channel image, the magnetic field can be readily visualized through the bright, thin strands that are called 'coronal loops'. Loops are shown here in…

Possible coloring pages for first part of Unit one.  Phytoplankton and zooplankton.  Do look at color pictures too, as plankton are awesome in diversity and complexity (and beauty!).

Possible coloring pages for first part of Unit one. Phytoplankton and zooplankton. Do look at color pictures too, as plankton are awesome in diversity and complexity (and beauty!).

Figure from Wilmers et al. 2012. When occurring at ecologically effective densities, sea otters reduce sea urchins, resulting in large kelp standing stocks and high net primary productivity (NPP). (b) When sea otters are absent, urchins decimate kelp stands, resulting in small kelp standing stocks and low NPP.

Figure from Wilmers et al. 2012. When occurring at ecologically effective densities, sea otters reduce sea urchins, resulting in large kelp standing stocks and high net primary productivity (NPP). (b) When sea otters are absent, urchins decimate kelp stands, resulting in small kelp standing stocks and low NPP.

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