Baltimore's health department warns swimming in the harbor should be avoided due to the risk of disease from bacteria.
This project examines our human perception of and relationship to nature, specifically the Chesapeake Bay. As the world’s third largest estuary, the bay was once a productive ecosystem, a place for human recreation, and a leading source of U.S. food production. But after years of pollution, what was once known as the great shellfish bay has lost 70 percent of its crabs and almost 100 percent of its oysters. Formerly a thriving body of water is being sacrificed, because of our demand for cheap energy and cheap chicken.