Join me in the cold, dark, life-sustaining NE Pacific Ocean to discover the great beauty, mystery and fragility hidden there.

The Reason You Can’t See to the Bottom . . . .

The 1.5 minute video below is my attempt to bring the astounding biodiversity of the cold, rich waters of the NE Pacific Ocean to the surface.

If there is one thing I hope to achieve with my photography, it is to shatter the perception that — because you can’t see to the bottom — there must not be much life in these waters.

The opposite it true.

The reason you can’t see to the bottom is because there is SO much life.

Please feel free to share the video liberally. Hopefully it will enhance people feeling a connection to the ocean, wanting to undertake further conservation, and understanding what is at stake with high risk projects that worship short term-economic gain at the cost of long-term environmental devastation — like the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project which would bring super tanker traffic to British Columbia’s precious coast.



I have contributed the video to the David Suzuki Foundation’s “Pacific Ocean Stories” campaign which is directed at the very objectives I mention above. Contribute your Ocean Story here. It need not be anything involving great effort, just a photo, drawing, poem or statement capturing your connection to the Pacific Ocean.

Infinite thanks to Hunter Molnar Stanton for her expertise in refining this video.

4 Responses to “The Reason You Can’t See to the Bottom . . . .”

  1. John Williams

    Jackie, what a great movie and a great site! I’ve posted short reviews of both on the site, the “go to” place for media about our Pacific Northwest. I’ve also added your blog to SEA-Media’s feed aggregator, so your new blogs will automatically show up there too!


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