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High Bacteria Levels Found In Mecox Bay And Other Water Bodies

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Mecox Bay has been found to have levels of fecal bacteria hundreds of times above public health standards following heavy rainstorms.

Mecox Bay has been found to have levels of fecal bacteria hundreds of times above public health standards following heavy rainstorms.

Mecox Bay has been found to have levels of fecal bacteria hundreds of times above public health standards following heavy rainstorms.

Mecox Bay has been found to have levels of fecal bacteria hundreds of times above public health standards following heavy rainstorms. Michael Wright

Mecox Bay has been found to have levels of fecal bacteria hundreds of times above public health standards following heavy rainstorms.

Mecox Bay has been found to have levels of fecal bacteria hundreds of times above public health standards following heavy rainstorms. Michael Wright

Jillian Kampf, the regional coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation and Baykeeper Peter Topping test water samples.    DANA SHAW

Jillian Kampf, the regional coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation and Baykeeper Peter Topping test water samples. DANA SHAW

Jillian Kampf, the regional coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation and Baykeeper Peter Topping test water samples.    DANA SHAW

Jillian Kampf, the regional coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation and Baykeeper Peter Topping test water samples. DANA SHAW

Peconic Baykeeper Peter Topping checks water samples.  DANA SHAW

Peconic Baykeeper Peter Topping checks water samples. DANA SHAW

A sample taken from the ocean on the left and a sample from Georgica Pond on the right.   DANA SHAW

A sample taken from the ocean on the left and a sample from Georgica Pond on the right. DANA SHAW

Jillian Kampf, the regional coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation and Baykeeper Peter Topping  with some of the water samples to test.  DANA SHAW

Jillian Kampf, the regional coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation and Baykeeper Peter Topping with some of the water samples to test. DANA SHAW

Peconic Baykeeper Peter Topping prepares samples.  DANA SHAW

Peconic Baykeeper Peter Topping prepares samples. DANA SHAW

Peconic Baykeeper Peter Topping prepares samples.  DANA SHAW

Peconic Baykeeper Peter Topping prepares samples. DANA SHAW

Jillian Kampf, the regional coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation runs some water samples. DANA SHAW

Jillian Kampf, the regional coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation runs some water samples. DANA SHAW

authorMichael Wright on Jul 28, 2020
Following a heavy rainfall in late June, water samples taken from the southern end of Mecox Bay showed levels of bacteria from human and animal waste nearly 60 times higher... more

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