Toxic dumpsite wreaking havoc on Pacific Ocean ecosystems

Jeff Berardelli, CBS This Morning

The Pacific Ocean waters may look pristine from above but lurking beneath is an environmental tragedy that's been unfolding for generations. A toxic dumpsite that settled on the ocean floor decades ago continues to wreak havoc on marine life to this day. UC Santa Barbara Marine Biologist David Valentine found countless barrels of toxic waste, laced with DDT, littering the ocean floor in between Long Beach and Catalina Island.

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