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2241POISONED SEA, THEPOISONED SEA, THE1974color27 min16mm The ocean offshore from the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles, California, is the dumping spot for almost 400 million gallons of poorly treated sewage per day. A layer of sewage sludge covers over 50 square miles of the ocean bottom. Thirty years ago at Palos Verdes forests of giant kelp harbored a rich and diverse marine life. Today the giant kelp is gone and all that is left is a desolate marine wasteland. Examines the response of a complex marine ecosystem to severe sewage pollution and considers methods to repair the damage caused by man.