California Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory
P.O. Box 747
Moss Landing, CA 95039
(408) 771-4177
Mr. Mark Stephenson
 

The Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory Group

The Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory (MPSL) facilities were established in 1974 to conduct marine toxicological studies at the Granite Canyon Marine Bioassay facility and operate the California State Mussel Watch, a long-term water quality trends monitoring program which was initiated in 1975 at the Moss Landing facility. Since that time, DFG has operated the California State Mussel Watch and its freshwater equivalent, the Toxic Substances Monitoring Program, under interagency agreement with the California State Water Resources Control Board. Numerous other contractual monitoring has been conducted at this complex, including Cal Fed’s Mercury Study, the SWRCB’s Bay Protection and Toxic Cleanup Program, Coastal Fish Contamination Study and Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). The Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory team combines the staff and facilities of the DFG and Moss Landing Marine Laboratory into a unique cooperative program to investigate the extent of contaminants in the marine and environment.

The Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory team combines the staff and facilities of the DFG and University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) Toxicology Department into a unique cooperative program to investigate the extent and biological effects of contaminations in the marine environment.