New Website Offers Detailed Overview of Port of Los Angeles Marine Habitats and Wildlife | References
Port launches interactive portal focused on LA Port’s diverse habitats
SAN PEDRO, California – April 22, 2022 – As part of ongoing efforts to promote a better understanding of the Port of Los Angeles’ diverse habitats, the Port of Los Angeles has unveiled an educational website showcasing the abundant marine life that thrives above and below the waterways. port.
“Balancing the needs of international trade with the protection of the Port of Los Angeles’ natural resources is an ongoing priority at the Port,” said Chris Cannon, Port of Los Angeles Director of Sustainability. “This website provides access to information about marine life and habitats in the Port of Los Angeles. We’re excited to share it in a friendly and engaging format.
The LA Harbor Habitats site creates a visual, three-dimensional representation of marine life at the port, providing users with different ways to explore the biology of the Commercial Walkway, including by habitat, from shore to seabed. Underwater videos, interactive games and stunning photography of the harbor’s underwater world add to the experience.
Every five years since 2000, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have conducted year-round, port-wide biological surveys of habitat conditions and marine biological communities within the port complex from San Pedro Bay. The information and survey results are available online and used regularly for biological mitigation planning related to port development projects.
Since beginning to document port habitat conditions and marine biological communities decades ago, the port has conducted numerous environmental protection initiatives that have resulted in measurable improvements to the local environment. , air and water quality, and habitat preservation.
The busiest seaport in the Western Hemisphere, the Port of Los Angeles is North America’s leading commercial gateway and has ranked as the top container port in the United States for 22 consecutive years. In 2021, the port facilitated $294 billion in trade and handled a total of 10.7 million container units, the busiest calendar year in the port’s 115-year history. The operations and commerce of the San Pedro Bay port complex facilitates one in nine jobs in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.