Is there any dangerous bacteria in the ocean off the coast of California?



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    Studies have shown that bacteria such as E. coli and enterococci are found in the sand of California beaches, even if the water has been tested as “clean.” Astoundingly, this study conducted by UCLA researchers found that enterococci levels were 1,000 times higher in enclosed beaches (like part of Cabrillo Beach) than in beaches open to the water. I believe it is possible for bacteria to be transferred to the ocean through the lapping of waves, but I would guess that many bacterium would also die off in the transfer. In short, there are potentially dangerous bacteria in the ocena but at a low level, they shouldn’t be a problem.

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