Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 310 - August 14, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
5.8 pounds
1,170.5 pounds total

17 cigarette butts

Many plastic water bottle tops littered the sand last night. 

Sometimes I like to end with a reminder of what's under the surface of the ocean that's so worth protecting. Dolphins have a profound emotional impact on many people. Can you explain why? Is it the sense of intelligence we see in them? The grace and ease in which they move through the water where we feel drawn to ourselves, and yet solely equipped to travel in on our own? 

This Go-Pro video from the Santa Cruz area will give you a chance to reflect upon your own reaction to the animals we feel such kinship with as a pod of White-Sided dolphins surround the lens eye-to-eye. Enjoy.