Friday, August 7, 2009

Another Stendhal Moment Plus Water Issues

This video is by Jon Rawlinson and features the Kuroshio Sea, the 2nd largest aquarium in the world. The music is "Please Don't Go" by Barcelona. Jon Rawlinson is a producer, cameraman and editor (another one man army?) based in Vancouver, Canada.

So many emotions and thoughts come up watching this video.

First the sheer dreamy beauty of watching these creatures move, then the scale of it kicks in seeing the silhouettes of people. Then I notice the sterility and density of the environment, with basically every fish swimming in the same direction, not much cover to hide out. How do they care for all these different species, what is meal time like? That leads me to wonder about all the science involved in caring for them. You can't take the smallest organism out of it's environment with it and you paying a steep price.

Rawlinson's choice of the melancholic "Please Don't Go" adds another layer as we watch a seldom seen view of the world drift by? One last view?


If this environment raises folks awareness of the need to protect our oceans, its doing its job.

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