Part of the nonfiction Orca Wild series for middle readers, this book looks at the important role sea otters play in the ecosystem. Readers will learn about the history of sea otters, their recovery from near extinction and how to conserve the species for the future. Illustrated with photos by the photojournalist author. This book looks at the pivotal role sea otters play as a keystone species and shows how their survival is essential to a healthy ecosystem. Writer and photojournalist Isabelle Groc takes us into the field to discover why sea otters are so much more than their adorable, furry faces.