This is the video of the week.

It’s scary stuff, in my opinion. It takes viewers below the sparkling surface of Puget Sound to the infamous “dead zone” in Hood Canal. Narrated by a marine biologist, viewers get to see first hand the consequences of the pollution that robs the fjord of oxygen. More information here.

I’ve heard it said that one of the biggest problems of marine conservation is that unlike forests or mountains, most people simply don’t see the critical areas underwater, whether they are coral reefs or kelp forests. And without a visual connection, it’s difficult to create a broad constituency of supporters. So the conservation challenges for marine areas are just that much more difficult. This video takes a step toward bridging that gap.