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July ecosystem services photo contest winner

Congratulations to Margaret Homerding at Nisqually Indian Tribe, July winner of the PCSGA Ecosystem Services Photo Contest and $100! She shows how oysters provide valuable structure and habitat!

Thank you to all of this month’s participants. Photos and captions for the next contest are due August 15th. See contest link on PCSGA website for details.

 

 

June Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Dillon McEdward, winner of $100 and the PCSGA’s June Ecosystem Services Photo Contest!! 

His picture is of a large Stellar Sea Lion hauled out on a mussel rafts in Quilcene Bay, WA. Shellfish rafts play an accessory role as a safe haul out site for marine mammals, one which is away from beach disturbances and provides quick access to the water for feeding. Rafts also provide quick escape for sea lions and seals when orcas are present.

Submissions for the next photo contest are due on July 15th. The contest is open to the public. Find more information here: http://pcsga.org/ecosystems-services-photo-competition/ — at Quilcene Bay.

May Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

Brian Kingzett is the winner of May’s Ecosystem Services Photo Contest and $100!!

Here, he shows Short Billed Dowitchers feeding in a complex of eelgrass and oysters at Goose Point Oysters in Willapa Bay. This complex of oysters and eelgrass produces biofilms and habitat for numerous small prey items for foraging shorebirds.

Submissions for the next photo contest are due on the June 15th. The contest is open to the public. Find more information here: http://pcsga.org/ecosystems-services-photo-competition/ — with Brian Kingzett at Willapa Bay.

April Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Bill Dewey, the winner of the April PCSGA Ecosystem Services Photo Contest and $100!! The photo shows a variety of macroalgae growing on the PVC nursery tubes and net tops on our Fisk Bar geoduck farm in Samish Bay Taylor Shellfish Farms. It also shows the eelgrass starting to fill back in around the tubes.

 

 

Submissions due on the 15th of every month. Contest is open to the public. Find more information here: http://pcsga.org/ecosystems-services-photo-competition/