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
Congratulations to December’s WINNER of the PCSGA Ecosystem Services Photo Contest and $100, Zach Loescher of Penn Cove Shellfish.
“Getting ready to release a young octopus which rode a mussel line up the harvest conveyor. Octopus like the abundance and variety of food such as shrimp and small crabs which live among the mussel lines. The suspended lines of a mussel raft are similar to a small forest in that they provide a place for many species to call home or to find food or safety.”