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Howard, M.D.A., R.M. Kudela, K. Hayashi, A.O. Tatters, D.A. Caron, S. Theroux, S. Oehrle, M. Roethler, A. Donovan, K. Loftin, Z. Laughrey. 2021. Multiple co-occurring and persistently detected cyanotoxins and associated cyanobacteria in adjacent California lakes. Toxicon

Stein, E.D., J. Wolfand, R. Abdi, K. Irving, V. Hennon, K.T. Taniguchi-Quan, D. Philippus, A. Tinoco, A. Rust, E. Gallo, C. Bell, T.S. Hogue. 2021. Assessment of Aquatic Life Use Needs for the Los Angeles River. Technical Report 1154. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Zimmer-Faust, A.G., J.A. Steele, J.F. Griffith, K.C. Schiff. 2020. The challenges of microbial source tracking at urban beaches for Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA). Marine Pollution Bulletin DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111546.

Poti, M., S.K. Henkel, J.J. Bizzarro, T.F. Hourigan, M.E. Clarke, C.E. Whitmire, A. Powell, M.M. Yoklavich, L. Bauer, A.J. Winship, M. Coyne, D.J. Gillett, L. Gilbane, J. Christensen, C.F.G. Jeffrey. 2020. Cross-Shelf Habitat Suitability Modeling: Characterizing Potential Distributions of Deep-Sea Corals, Sponges, and Macrofauna Offshore of the US West Coast. Technical Report 1171. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Camarillo, CA.

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