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County Health Reveals Storm Runoff Caused Sands Beach Closure

ShareIn light of last week’s warning at Sands Beach — which required beachgoers to avoid going within 50 feet of storm drains and creek mouths at the location — representatives…

Beneficial Bacterias: The Friends Your Belly is Aching For

ShareWhen I hear the word bacteria, I still get chills imagining the endless wait on a freezing chair at the doctor’s office with those fluorescent lights glaring at me. Though…

Bacteria Levels Lower Water Safety

While the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper issued warnings for several local beaches this month in response to increased bacterial levels, water quality has likely returned to a safer state by today.…

Bacteria Gain Evolutionary Edge With Toxic Darts

Bacteria Gain Evolutionary Edge With Toxic Darts

Biologists at UCSB have published a study in the journal Nature that found that certain bacteria fight for evolutionary dominance using “toxic darts” to attack and disable their competitors.…