Bight ’13 CIA element publishes integrated summary reports

Posted April 28, 2017
The Southern California Bight 2013 Regional Monitoring Program has completed an assessment report and accompanying executive summary, above, of the synthesized findings of the Bight ’13 Contaminant Impact Assessment element.

The integrated findings of the Contaminant Impact Assessment (CIA) element of Bight ’13 have been published in a final assessment report and an accompanying, 12-page executive summary intended for a management audience.

The Bight ’13 Contaminant Impact Assessment Planning Committee, which published the summary documents in March with facilitation by SCCWRP, synthesized the findings of five detailed assessment reports that chronicle the multiple scientific approaches taken to assess how sediment contamination has impacted marine ecosystems across 1,539 square miles of Southern California’s coastal waters.

The five assessment reports that were synthesized are Sediment Chemistry, Sediment Toxicity, Benthic Infauna, Demersal Fishes and Megabenthic Invertebrates, and Contaminant Bioaccumulation.

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