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scuba Widow
09-02-2007, 14:20
Just found this article:

Dolphins swimming in the Indian River Lagoon carry bacteria in their intestines resistant to many antibiotics, including penicillin, researchers said.The so-called "super bugs" grow in one of every five bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon, scientists from Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in Fort Pierce reported.The bacteria appear harmless to dolphins at this point, but they could trigger disease in any of the mammals with weakened immune systems.There is no evidence to date that the antibiotic-resistant bacteria has caused human illness in the lagoon region. But researchers caution people exposed to higher concentrations of the "super" E. coli bacteria could face an increased risk of potentially deadly digestive or skin infections by eating the same seafood or swimming in the same lagoon waters as the dolphins.The resistant bacteria could be seeping into the lagoon from sewage treatment plants, septic tanks and farm runoff, researchers noted. The report also noted significantly higher findings of the resistant bacteria in the Charleston Harbor area in South Carolina.The research was part of a study, funded mostly through the "Protect Wild Dolphin" license plates and state grants.
Copyright 2007 by WFTV.com (orlcnews@wftv.com). The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

09-02-2007, 14:28
the dolphins have finally lulled us into a false sense of security and are now preparing to take over the world....

I knew it!

09-02-2007, 14:53
Hey I saw that simpsons..lol

09-02-2007, 18:48
It may not be as funny when someone dies from exposure to the bacteria.