May Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

Nyle Taylor:  Time and time again I witness nursery tubes protecting more than just the geoduck planted within. This is an image of Sculpin Eggs within a mesh tube on Harstine Island. It is common to find cockles, horse clams, small crab and more taking refuge within the nursery tubes. Sculpin eggs are another example of how many species take advantage of the temporary placement of these tubes to increase their rate of survival.