June ecosystem services photo contest winner

Congratulations Wesley Hull 

“Our oyster long lines proved substrate for diverse algal communities to grow throughout the late spring and summer months. These alga, like the Ulva in this picture, provide food for native fish, invertebrates, and birds, promoting a healthy and diverse ecosystem within Humboldt Bay.”

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A Shellfish Diet might be even more environmentally friendly than going vegan

Excerpt:  It’s just hard to beat a shellfish farm, he says: “There’s no land use at all, no freshwater use, no fertilizer use — in fact, they clean up the surrounding water.” Shellfish farms are usually in coastal waters, where there’s plenty of space. Consider those factors together, and it looks like it’s more environmentally friendly to get your calories from mussels than from veggies and beans.

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Ocean Acidification in Washington State: From Knowledge to Action

In 2012, Washington state’s leading scientists, industry and conservation representatives, and state, local, federal, and tribal policymakers came together under the Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel (the Panel) on Ocean Acidification in response to poorly understood but drastic changes in marine chemistry that had caused dramatic shellfish hatchery production failures in Puget Sound.

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