LA Surfers Are Covered In Germs And Scientists Are Stoked To Study Them
UCLA scientists are studying two strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria at 17 beaches along the California coast. However, “you can’t do an experiment where you purposely put [regular] people into an environment with antibiotic-resistant bacteria,” said Dr. Jennifer Jay, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and the project’s lead researcher. This makes surfers the perfect subjects to test for the bacteria strains. The experiment will be testing 40 surfers and 40 non-surfers to examine the movement and impact on germs.