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Penguins are picking up bugs from TOURISTS

Bird populations in Antarctica could be be wiped out tourists who are passing on bacteria to penguins and other creatures.  Scientists analysed the droppings of more than six hundred and sixty six adult birds between 2008 and 2011 at four different locations across the Antarctic Ocean.  The study found strains of bacteria linked to humans, including antibiotic resistant microbes and DNA from a bacterium which causes food poisoning.  Read more...

 

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