New Baltic bacteria linked to ocean warming
Vibrio bacteria are usually found in warm waters, but new research has found them in the cold Baltic Sea as a result of rising temperatures. Controlling the spread will be hard.
It belongs to a group of bacteria which - depending on the strain - can cause gastroenteritis or cholera in humans if raw or undercooked shellfish are consumed, or through exposure to contaminated seawater.
"Vibrio likes more salt than what is contained in normal fresh water ponds but not as salty as real marine water," says Schild.
To put this in the Environmental thread or here, i chose here.
The thing with the Baltic is it has very low salinity, (its basically drinkable if it was not the most polluted sea in the world) so it could be considered the biggest fresh water pond in the world with Cholera in it.