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Beaneath the Surface

by Kurt Hoehne

This concise 27 minute video from the public television station KUOW reveals some straightforward, unembellished and very real facts about the condition of our waters and how people and animals are affected. For me one telling story is how the acidity of the oceans has risen 30% since the start of the industrial revolution and how that is decimating the oyster beds in our region. And if you wonder about the toxicity of street runoff, check this out — juvenile salmon die within 12 hours when forced to live in straight street runoff. In the same runoff that has been through a bio-swale (rain garden) those same salmon can live. –KH

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