June Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Dillon McEdward.

His picture of a large Stellar Sea Lion hauled out on a mussel rafts in Quilcene Bay, WA shows how 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. Contest link