Our photo of the day comes from the waters off of California.
While we may be swooning over those little hands delicately dining on such a delicacy, we'd be remiss to miss the bigger picture here. This is a photo of global climate crisis mitigation! Here's how it works: Kelp forests absorb CO2; kelp-devouring sea urchins are thriving and laying waste to kelp forests; sea otters eat the urchins, which gives the kelp a break. All in a delicious day's work.
Thanks to photographer Sam McMillan for this reminder about the importance of healthy, balanced ecosystems.
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