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Mehinto, A.C., S. Coffin, A.A. Koelmans, S.M. Brander, M. Wagner, L.M. Thornton Hampton, A.G. Burton, E. Miller, T. Gouin, S.B. Weisberg, C.M. Rochman. 2022. Risk-based management framework for microplastics in aquatic ecosystems. Microplastics and Nanoplastics DOI:

Florea, K., B. Stewart, E. Webb, D.A. Caron, J. Smith. 2022. Environmental Drivers of Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms and Cyanotoxins in Clear Lake: 2020-2021. Technical Report 1261. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., R.D. Mazor, K.C. Schiff, L.M. Thornton Hampton. 2022. Southern California Bight 2018 Regional Monitoring Program: Volume IX. Trash and Marine Debris. Technical Report 1263. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Maruya, K.A., W. Lao, D.R. Vandervort, R. Fadness, M. Lyons, A.C. Mehinto. 2022. Bioanalytical and chemical-specific screening of contaminants of concern in three California (USA) watersheds. Heliyon DOI:

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