"SEATTLE — Gliding through the clear, emerald water of Puget Sound, Diver Laura James stopped when something shiny on the bottom caught her eye. She reached down and picked up a tire-flattened beer can."
"And then she noticed more garbage — stir straws, bubble gum wrappers, coffee lids, a plastic packet of ketchup — littered across the sound’s sandy floor.
Clean Water: The Next Act
'I didn’t understand what I was seeing at first,' James says. 'We’d swim along and we’d see this decaying swath – black with dead leaves and garbage. And then it would go back to normal.'"