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Sea Otter - Cold-Water, Little, Keystone Species Mammal

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Wolves - Keystone Species Infographic. This infographic is from Earthjustice.org and is available as a high resolution pdf. http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/files/infographic-wolves_earthjustice.pdf

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A keystone species, i.e. sea otters' role in their environment has a greater effect than other species. As predators, sea otters are critical to maintaining the balance of the near-shore kelp ecosystems. W/o them, the undersea animals they prey on would devour the kelp forests off the coast that provide cover & food for many marine animals. They indirectly help to reduce levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a prevalent greenhouse gas, as kelp forests play important role in capturing carbon

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Great white sharks partly to blame for otter recovery stall

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The Gopher Tortoise is a keystone species of the longleaf pine ecosystem. Over 360 other species use tortoise burrows.

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Stars and starfish are celestial symbols representing divine love, inspiration and intuition. To the Egyptians Starfish represents the Goddess Isis; to Christians the Starfish represents the Virgin Mary. In ecology the Starfish is a keystone species that plays a critical role in the ecosystem. * One of the 48 cards in the EcoHeartOracle.com - this is a brief description and not the complete oracle meaning.

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Gray wolves could be an endangered species in North America if the hunting continues to be allowed. Photo by Maxime Riendeau.

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A Cassowary - like a living dinosaur! can kill a man with their huge claws.....keep away from them esp if they have young.....

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Purple ochre sea stars—a starfish known as a “keystone species” because of its ability to manage populations of mussels and maintain healthy marine ecosystems. -- TakePart -- 5-12-16 -- photo, Robert Glusic, Getty Images -- Baby Sea Stars Bounce Back

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