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May Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

May 2016 winner Brad Woolf

Congratulations to Brad Woolf — Winner of $100 for his photo and caption submitted to the PCSGA Ecosystem Services Photo Contest for May!!

Harbor seal hauled out on mussel rafts in Quilcene Bay. They commonly haul out on the rafts to rest and warm-up after feeding. The seals grow accustomed to workers on the rafts and behave similar to a neighborhood dog who will put up with your presence as long as you do not get too close. The mussel rafts provide not only a safe haul out location, but also act as a magnet for food sources such on which the seals like to feed. — at Penn Cove Shellfish.

April Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

April winner Zach Loescher

Zach Loescher is the April winner for the Ecosystem Services Photo Contest. Juvenile pink salmon finding protection while foraging food among our mussel lines. The mussel lines contain numerous types of zooplankton and marine invertebrates such as amphipods, isopods, and annelid and polychaete worms for the juvenile salmon to dine on as they adjust from their riverine to saltwater environment.

March Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

March winner Zach Loescher


Congratulations Zach Loescher for your photo of oystercatcher eating mussels from the mooring line of the mussel rafts in Penn Cove. The mussel rafts provide a safe feeding and roosting site for oystercatchers and many other marine birds. Read More

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