Review of data underway for Bight ’18 Sediment Quality element

Posted August 7, 2019
Courtesy of Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions A field crew lowers a sediment grab sampler into San Diego Bay during field sampling for the Southern California Bight 2018 Regional Monitoring Program. The Bight ’18 Sediment Quality element is on track to finalize and publish its final assessment reports by spring 2020.

A field crew lowers a sediment grab sampler into San Diego Bay during field sampling for the Southern California Bight 2018 Regional Monitoring Program. The Bight ’18 Sediment Quality element is on track to finalize and publish its final assessment reports by spring 2020.

The Sediment Quality element of the Southern California Bight 2018 Regional Monitoring Program has begun meeting to review data sets and reach consensus on conclusions and recommendations that will be codified in a series of final assessment reports.

The Bight ’18 Sediment Quality Committee met in July to begin evaluating results from all 280 sediment toxicity samples collected in 2018. The committee subsequently will be evaluating data sets for sediment chemistry, trawl-caught fish and invertebrates, and sportfish contaminant bioaccumulation.

The Bight ’18 Sediment Toxicity final assessment report is scheduled to be published in late 2019. The other Sediment Quality reports are on track to be finalized and published by spring 2020.


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