The SoCal SETAC newsletter is published quarterly. Newsletter topics include regulatory updates in scientific fields related to toxicology and chemistry, member updates and introductions, calendar events and summaries, and much more! Click on the links below to download an issue.

Spring/Summer 2019

Our Summer Newsletter features an informative article penned by SIO’s Amro Hamdoun on “Lab rats from the sea: How new technology is transforming sea urchin research.”



  • Re-cap and pictures from our 2019 SoCal SETAC Annual Meeting

  • Meet the Board: Nick Hayman

  • Student Corner: Meet our Annual Meeting student presentation winners

  • SoCal SETAC Calendar 

Winter 2019

Our Winter Newsletter features an informative article penned by OCSD’s Violet Renick and SCCWRP’s  Shelly Moore on “Managing Microplastics: Policies, data gaps, and steps forward.”

Fall 2018

Our latest Newsletter features an article penned by Dimitri Deheyn (SIO) that highlights “What’s hot at SIO: Microfibers: the newly re-discovered old pollutant.”

Summer 2018

Our hot Summer Newsletter features an article penned by Karen McLaughlin and Scott Martindale (SCCWRP) that highlights “Bight ’18 Keeps Focus on Key Issues of Management Concern.”

Spring 2018

The featured article, written by Past President Rachel Adams, explores “Passive Sampling for Measuring Freely-Dissolved Hydrophobic Organic Contaminant Concentrations (Cfree).”

Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 Newsletter features regulatory updates to California's sediment quality objectives as written by Wendy Rose Hovel and Shelly Anghera.

Fall 2017

Our latest featured article written by our new Vice President and Newsletter Editor Chris Stransky highlights “Stormwater monitoring challenges create opportunities to develop next-generation solutions.”

Summer 2017

Our featured article written by Academic Board Member Dan Schlenk looks at “Brine discharge from desalination, water recycling can pose unique ecological challenges.”

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