SCCWRP in late January kicked off a study that seeks to determine the cause of sediment toxicity and benthic community impairment in Marina del Rey Harbor.
The study involves using a method known as toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) to determine why sediment samples are toxic to bottom-dwelling organisms.
Sediment samples from five toxic hotspots already have been collected, and additional sampling is planned later this year. Full study findings are expected to be released in early 2017.
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