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Warming Atlantic Ocean leads to rise in marine bacteria

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Rising sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic are likely to be behind a recent surge in cases of diarrhoeal diseases from marine bacteria in northern Europe and the US east coast, a new study says

August 12, 2016 — In their analysis that goes back to 1958, the researchers show that levels of Vibrio bacteria – which can cause illness in humans and even death – have been increasing as sea surface temperatures rise.  Continue reading Warming Atlantic Ocean leads to rise in marine bacteria