Better Conditions in Santa Monica Bay


The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) has issued their “2010 State of the Bay Report” which can be downloaded by clicking here.


From the LA Times,

The new State of the Bay report notes the revival of bottom-dwelling marine life in the wake of treatment upgrades at the two big wastewater plants that empty into the bay several miles from shore.

Diver surveys have documented sea animals and plants on the sea floor “where really it was barren before,” said Shelley Luce, executive director of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, which issues the report every five years. “I think this is one of the more remarkable recoveries we’ve seen,” she added.

“It’s right up there with the return of the bald eagle and brown pelican.”

Read the rest of the LATimes article by Bettina Boxall here.