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
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
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.
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