Poisoned Sea, The

  • 1974 ----- color ----- 27 min ----- 16mm///
  • 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.
  • Topics: (Ecology, Fisheries, Marine Biology)