Garry Burris is a former fisherman turned documentary filmmaker who has done a lot to help bring attention to problems in the Gulf of Mexico with this documentary, "Deep Trouble: The Gulf in Peril." His work provided much of the material for the excellent series on "The Dead Zone" in the Naples News last fall. And he was a big help to us when we did our Rotten Jellyfish Award on the dead zone.
Now he has sat on the beach, got a nasty itch on his butt, that turned into an MSRA infection, which means bacteria that are methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. The question is are those bacteria that the ocean is filling up with because of its unhealthy condition, or are they just a local population due to lots of people present on that particular beach? Read more here and learn about the disagreements over MSRA levels.Posted by Randy Olson at March 17, 2004 10:27 AM