Congratulations Weatherly Bates
“The giant Pacific Octopus, just one of the many creatures that utilize our farm as habitat. This juvenile octopus was found inside an oyster shell. Oyster shells provide perfect habitat for juvenile octopus and there are ample invertebrates thriving in the oyster cages that the octopus eat. Another reason farming oysters is great for the environment— by providing habitat for invertebrates, like the octopus.”
Congratulations Tracy Oviatt
Tracy’s photo is of a Dungeness crab “Living a sheltered Life” within a Pacific oyster. Photo taken in Netarts Bay, Oregon.
Do you grow a native shellfish species? A research team from University of Washington is measuring the genetic impacts of farming native shellfish and needs to learn how native shellfish are grown today. Please take a few moments to complete their survey. You can even win a $50 Amazon gift card! Contact Natalie Lowell (email@example.com | (760) 420-2281) to request a link to the online survey or a hard copy of the survey with return postage. The survey will close February 15th, so reach out to Natalie soon!
Carl passed away peacefully due to natural causes on December 4, 2017. His memorial will be held Saturday, January 13th @ 1pm at the Fort Warden Commons. A potluck reception will immediately follow at the Irondale Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Carl’s name – For details & obituary click here.