Just a day after news spread about the first bald eaglet hatching on Anacapa Island in 60 years, a documentary film about the restoration of bald eagles on the Channel Islands premiered. A few hundred people gathered Saturday at the Channel Islands National Park visitor center in Ventura for a World Oceans Day event where the short film was presented.
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A successful lawsuit against Montrose beget the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program, which is composed of six federal and state agencies working to restore the resources harmed by DDT. In 2002, the recovery process began. Today 60 to 70 bald eagles are known to live on the islands, and the population is expected to grow.