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Galveston beach tested high for Fecal Bacteria!

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  1. VanityHalfBlack

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    Get the swimming trunks ready ya'll!!!!!!!!!!

    Galveston County, Texas: 17 of County's Beaches Test High for Fecal Bacteria, Health Officials Say
    The number was reported Tuesday morning, but by the afternoon only three beaches tested high, KHOU reports. Officials said the high levels are likely due to increased rain over the past two weeks.


    http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/b...ters-test-high-for-fecal-bacteria-6346435.php
     
  2. Invisible Fan

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    Title suggestion: Galveston swimming up ****'s Creek.
     
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  3. Roxnostalgia

    Roxnostalgia Contributing Member

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    Fecal bacteria is the new bath salts. Not as long lasting, though.
     
  4. justtxyank

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    Well that stinks.
     
  5. plcmts17

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    What a crappy way to spend the 4th of July! :mad:
     
  6. Mr. Clutch

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    Oh man, I was already planning to not go there
     
  7. Dubious

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    Eh, swam all week. Water was pretty clean, no seaweed, no jelly fish, warm enough/cool enough. Enough waves to body surf some on the second bar.

    //didn't die

    But yeah, when it rains upstream the **** flows down to the ocean.
     
  8. Nice Rollin

    Nice Rollin Contributing Member

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    test your cell phone. it'll have the same
     
  9. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    Yeah but you have hepatitis and you're going to die of the AIDs...so...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Svpernaut

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    Thanks for all the rain Mother Nature!
     
  11. ipaman

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    And that's why we're going to Destin next week!!!
     
  12. ima_drummer2k

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    Yes!

    Everyone else, please follow suit.
     
  13. BetterThanI

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    Inflammatory headline, probably misleading. Notice they never said fecal MATTER, but fecal BACTERIA. Not the same thing, and similar to the "study" (read: hoax) that said beards were full of fecal matter (nothing of the kind. Check here, here, and here).

    Fact: ocean waters contain bacteria. Lots and lots of it. Yes, even "clean" ocean water. If you're looking for bacteria-free swimming, to quote Mal Reynolds, "that's a long wait for a train don't come".
     
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    As if Galveston wasn't Sh**ty enough :(
     
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    I smell a lawsuit here..
     
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    I swam in Galveston waters countless times as a kid. I attribute my exceptionally strong immune system to it. I however as an adult, wouldn't even step a foot into it now.
     
  18. ThatBoyNick

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    I have never been more shocked. Galveston has always seemed like a pristine paradise.
     
  19. Dubious

    Dubious Contributing Member

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    4 million people, one beach 60 miles away

    I stay down in Jamaica Beach, 10 years ago it was pretty sparse. Now we're pretty crowded from Spring Break to Labor Day. It used to be all owned weekend homes, now it's all rental property and when people pay $2000 for the weekend, they bring everyone they know.

    Call it ****ty if you want but it is popular, kind of FAUX news.
     
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