Last month, NCCOS hosted the 28th Annual Carolinas Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. NCCOS's Tod Leighfield and Steve Morton helped kick off the meeting with talks in a short course about harmful algal blooms and associated toxins. NCCOS researchers were also coauthors on several of the presentations delivered at the meeting, which was attended by 65 people representing 22 government (federal and state), industry, and academic partners.
Two graduate students conducting their research at NCCOS's Charleston Laboratory were recognized for best poster presentations. Danielle Beers (College of Charleston) was awarded first place for her presentation on Comparing the Impacts of Ultraviolet Light-enhanced Toxicity of Surface Oil Sheens on the Survival, Growth, and Development of Three Different Larval Fish Species, and Cassie Horton (University of South Carolina) was awarded third place for her presentation on Bacterial Interactions with Coastal Pollutants and the Potential for Development of Antibiotic Resistance.
SETAC is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization composed of more than 5,300 individuals and institutions in over 90 countries dedicated to the study, analysis, and solution of environmental problems; the management and regulation of natural resources; and environmental education. SETAC meetings and workshops provide a forum for environmental professionals to exchange information and ideas, collaborate, and network. SETAC publishes two scientific journals: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.