1. Message in a Plastic Bottle

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    As part of it's ongoing mission to exploration, education and advocacy in the service of the ocean, the Ikkatsu Project will be launching a voyage through its home waters, designed to raise awareness of the importance and fragility of Puget Sound. Using a kayak constructed out of discarded single-use plastic bottles, they’ll be paddling 150 miles from Olympia to Bellingham, through the heart of the most productive estuary on the west coast of the United States. Along the way, they’ll be participating in beach cleanup efforts organized by local environmental groups and parks departments as well as giving presentations related to the issues that are facing Puget Sound here in the 21st century. This is a short on the first sea-trial of the plastic bottle kayak, the Hyas yiem.

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    • Test of Seaward Kayaks' Quest X3

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      First Steve works with packing all the film gear in the new Quest X3 kayak from one of the projects major sponsors Seaward Kayaks. Then both Ken and Steve do a quick overnight to get a feel for the boats. Although the detailed report will follow on completion of the Augustine project, both paddlers are very impressed with both the speed and responsiveness of their Quest’s. And while they were out in the field, they also but Ken on the controls of the DJI Phantom, held their breaths and took her over water for the first time to capture some impressive aerial clips.

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      • Test Star Time-Lapse

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        In preparation for the evenings spent on Augustine Island, Steve drives out to Key Peninsula looking for a dark sky in an attempt to capture the stars in a time-lapse series.

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        • Test Flight of our DJI Phantom

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          Although Ken will be the primary pilot of the quadcopter, Steve runs it through a quick test flight with the GoPro Hero2 attached to get a feel for filming with a UAV. Steve would like to make a note that no quadcopter were harmed in the filming of this short.

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          • Washington Coast Cleanup 2013

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            Ken and Steve return with a volunteer crew to the beach south of Portage Head to help in the cleanup of one of the beaches surveyed during the 'Roadless Coast' project. The volunteers included the staff of the Olympic Coast Marine Sanctuary, the local fire department (thankfully they were clearing evacuation trails and hauled out some debris on their 4-wheeler), and the fine sailors of the local Coast Guard station. The event was hosted by the Washington Coast Savers, and Surfriders.

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            • Training at the Slater Museum of Natural History

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              In preparation for their upcoming expedition to Augustine Island, Ken and Steve meet with Dr. Gary Shugart of the Slater Museum of Natural History to learn the procedure to extract the contents from the stomach of birds. This is only one of the field science projects they'll be performing as they explore the shoreline of Augustine Island and the Alaska Peninsula.

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              • Ikkatsu: The Roadless Coast

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                In March of 2011 Japan suffered a devastating earthquake followed by a series of equally devastating tsunamis. As the waters receded, an estimated 1.5 million tons of debris was washed back into the Pacific - all of which was destined to land on distant shores. In the summer of 2012 three professional kayakers, supported by a group of scientific advisors, undertook an unprecedented journey to paddle the roadless coast of Washington, and to survey the debris on some of the wildest shoreline in the United States. When they returned, they shared the data they had compiled with the scientific community and put together their story of adventure and environmental crisis in this documentary. "The Roadless Coast" is the award-winning film that tells the story of this unique sea kayak expedition (Winner Best Environmental Film, Waterwalker Film Festival 2013; World Tour Reel Paddling Film Festival 2013).

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                • Ikkatsu:The Roadless Coast Trailer

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                  In March of 2011 Japan suffered a devastating earthquake followed by a series of equally devastating tsunamis. As the waters receded, an estimated 1.5 million tons of debris was washed back into the Pacific - all of which was destined to land on distant shores. In the summer of 2012 three professional kayakers, supported by a staff of mainstream scientists started an unprecedented journey; paddle the roadless coast of Washington to survey the debris on some of the wildest shoreline and ultimately to bring back their data. This is their story. (Winner Best Environmental Film, Waterwalker Film Festival 2013; World Tour Reel Paddling Film Festival 2013)

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                  • Ikkatsu Project - Phase 1

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                    Ken, Jason and Steve have completed the first phase of the project which was to paddle and survey beaches from Neah Bay to Hobuck Beach. They were lucky enough to receive permission to land on Tatoosh Island for one of the surveys. Here's a rough cut of that first leg.

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                    • Ikkatsu Project File 4

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                      The entire team heads out to Anderson Island on a two fold mission; to practice both documenting camp and the survey protocol they received from NOAA.

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