Lesson 5. The Story of Santa Catalina Island. Opening Question. What are some possible explanations for high DDE concentrations in sediments around Santa Catalina Island in 1989-2000?. Santa Catalina Island. Location : Southern California Bight – Part of the Channel Islands
The Story of
Santa Catalina Island
What are some possible explanations for high DDE concentrations in sediments around Santa Catalina Island in 1989-2000?
Gulls and other Water Birds
DDT Enters the System
DDT in Sediment
-Most bird prey are fish-eating bird species.
- Average DDE concentration in gulls sampled on Santa Catalina Island – 5.94 µg/g.
United States Government & State of California
According to the Superfund Law -The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
Government agencies must use settlement funds for cleanup, restoration, fines and penalties, and reimbursement of government costs.