Congratulations Ben Reynolds
“I found these crabs hanging around one of many buoy line in Spencer Cove in the south Puget Sound. Buoys and lines are useful tools for anyone who utilizes the ocean and its natural resources as markers, way points, and boundaries. Kelp crabs, oblivious to the original intent of ropes, utilize these lines to buoys as a high point to capture passing food mimicking their namesake, kelp.”
Congratulations Wesley Hull
“The Opalescent nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis) is just one of many organisms inhabiting our oyster rafts. With the rugose assemblage of barnacles and other encrusting organisms growing on or rafts providing shelter for a diversity of predators and prey, our oyster rafts promote a healthy and diverse community of benthic invertebrates.”
Seafood for the future: Eel grass and responsible oyster aquaculture for estuariane health at Tomales Bay, California. Plus an oyster grilling recipe. Featuring Hog Island Oyster Co.
A fabulous video about growing oysters resistant to ocean acidification and other threats featuring marine biologist Joth Davis of Pacific Hybreed at the NOAA Research Station in Manchester, Washington.
Congratulations Dawn Smart
“There’s nothing of greater importance to the sustainability of a healthy ecosystem than educating the younger generation.”
Congratulations Josh Cahill
“In an environment with little hard-surfaced substrate, shellfish culture provides real estate for many organisms. A sea lemon, Peltodoris nobilis, is one of those organisms, preying on sponges growing on this bag of mussels.”