Congratulations Duane Fagergren of Calm Cove Oyster Co.
Under this mat of green macro algae (Enteromorpha sp) lies this year’s crop of yearling single Pacifics. The oysters consume phytoplankton, and excrete feces, pseudo feces, and ammonia in a mixture that serves to fertilize this luxurious crop of seaweed. The lush crop also provides habitat for crab Read More
Congratulations Margaret Homerding at Nisqually Indian Tribe,
Her photo shows how oysters provide valuable structure and habitat! Contest link
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 Read More
Congratulations Brian Kingzett of Nisbet Oyster Company
His picture shows Short Billed Dowitchers feeding in a complex of eelgrass and oysters at Goose Point Oysters in Willapa Bay, WA. This complex of oysters and eelgrass produces biofilms and habitat for numerous small prey items for
foraging shorebirds. Contest link
Congratulations Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish Farms.
His photo shows a variety of macroalgae growing on the PVC nursery tubes and net tops on the Fisk Bar Geoduck Farm in Samish Bay. It also shows the eelgrass starting to fill back