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KING 5 NEWS: Ocean acidification worsening in Puget Sound

A five-year study released Wednesday shows that ocean acidification is getting worse in Puget Sound and needs drastic action to stop the trend. PCSGA member Joth Davis from Baywater Shellfish Farm in Port Ludlow highlights on KING 5 News.

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November ecosystem services photo contest winner

Congratulations Nicolas de Witt of Fanny Bay Oysters

Something caught de Witt’s eye while inspecting Manila Clam beds. A fish had laid several eggs in one of the panels that covers and protects the clams. They stood out from the rocky beds in the light of his headlamp, otherwise he might never have noticed them. Contest link

October ecosystem services photo contest winner

Congratulations Weatherly Bates of Alaska Shellfish Farms.

She took this photo of a juvenile sea otter that she calls Scuppers. He is missing a front paw which probably would doom him if he hadn’t figured out to befriend Weatherly & her co-workers. Scuppers spends his days close by their farm boat eating all of the urchins, crabs, and mussels that are washed out of their boats as they clean and harvest oysters. Everywhere they go, Scuppers follows for a meal. He went from a skinny starving Read More

Shellfish harvest resumes in Samish Bay

SAMISH BAY — Farmhands were back to work Thursday gathering oysters from Samish Bay following a two-week harvest closure due to illnesses traced back to oysters gathered from the bay in August. Read More

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