Another Concern At The Ocean: Dirty Beach Sand
A new study out of the University of Hawaii found more E. coli bacteria in beach sand than in the ocean water.By Becca Dunn | July 24, 2015
If you think you can protect yourself from danger at the ocean by staying on the sand, think again. A new study found that sandy beaches might not be as clean as you think.
Dr. Marc Frischer of Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Georgia told WSAV, "There's about 100 times more bacteria in the sand, per the same amount of volume, as there was in the water."
That's right, sandy beaches are dirtier than the ocean waves.