Thanks to the People for Puget Sound for showing The 42 minute film "The Inland Sea: Where have all the Orcas Gone?". It contained some realistic scientific evidence regarding the dangers of polychlorinated biphenyls in sediments.
Where is the worm-safe packaged tuna boycott? Who killed that cause? Did it go underground to hang with celtic Christians?
Worms and bottom feeders rate higher than dolphins and orcas in many marine life risk assessments; attention rests where attention is due.
I nearly fell asleep watching a half-hour of a slow motion great white shark attack on a seal during the Discovery Channel film, but the local films were top-notch. They generated interest, emotions, and inspirations. Filtering rain water through neighborhood rain gardens was one great idea. Why drain directly into the bay at all?
Let us filter dangerous plastics' entrance into the ecosystem too. Containment cruxes constituation. Now we safely contain nuclear waste in earth-quake-safe permanent containers and hand-feed plastic to worms, ocean bottom feeders and ourselves over and over again, as if nuclear is the problem.
Solutions presented by the City of Olympia and People for Puget Sound during the films at SeaCinama Film Festival 2008 included bikes, busses, rain gardens, regulated whale watches (instead of unruly watches), and classification of species high on the food chain as endangered.
Over all, Ocean Day was a great event. I wondered why there were any empty seats!