Article courtesy of Elijah Chiland | April 15th, 2016 | Curbed Los Angeles | Shared as educational material.
California’s San Pedro’s Cabrillo Beach made the limelight recently after going from a grade D to a grade A in water pollution. Although the beach is far from perfect, it still is rather impressive to make such progress. The progress is owed to two things, officials say. One is the absence of the storm-bringing El Nino. Because there were no storms, storm-water pollution (which normally brings bacteria and other pollutants from far away) didn’t occur as frequently. The other reason is the decrease of birds in the area. Fencing and other obstruction methods have made birds stray from the beach, lowering bacteria accumulation. Read more about it here.