October ecosystem services photo contest winner

Congratulations Weatherly Bates of Alaska Shellfish Farms winner of $100 for this photo of a juvenile sea otter she calls Scuppers. He is missing a front paw which probably would doom him if he hadn’t figured out to befriend us. Scuppers spends his days close by our farm boat eating all of the urchins, crabs and mussels that are washed out our boats as we clean and harvest oysters. Everywhere we go, Scuppers follows for a meal. He went from a skinny starving otter to plump and healthy. We are very happy this little guy found us.Homer, Alaska.

 

Photos and captions for the next contest are due November 15th. Contest link