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Posted on October 18 at 12:55 p.m.
Quite a few unjustified assertions here. I have spent countless hours in the kelp beds along our coast from the North to the Southern border of the state.The most change I have seen anywhere along there was between Jalama and Goleta when the otters moved in.The algae grazers (shellfish) were quickly removed and what was once a lush and diverse ecosystem became covered in green algae (like an uncared swimming pool) with very few attendant species left.Many seek to blame human overfishing for the plight of the abalone, this was not true in Southern California. Water quality is the true issue and is what sincere environmentalists need to address for the health of all species in our beautiful ocean.
On Otter Ho!