Working with an experienced marine photographer as Dr. Joe DeGiorgis has inspired many new ideas how to visualize the life that exists in a waterway Superfund site. At the same time it has confirmed my initial ideas of providing evidence how bio-remediation with filter feeding organism work in a contaminated creek such as this one. Originally I attempted to photograph this crudely in my apartment studio as they cleaned water for English Kills over the course of 2 hours. But I felt that I need or dramatic proof in video. So I set up a more controlled setting where, again, the experiment is where I placed two vessels with EK water in identical containers. One is left as is, the other has three ribbed mussels submerged. I shot recorded this over 4 hours and this was the result. Again it showed how effective it filtered a murky, brakish water into something more clarified. At the same time I was able to capture all the parasites and ecosystem that exist on its body swimming from one mussel to another.
Notice how the mussel reposition themselves with their foot in the third hour. See here for the video: