University of Minnesota presents study findings on E. coli in Lake Superior fish

E. coli created by goose and gull droppings and human wastewater may be the cause of E. coli in fish in Minnesota’s Superior Harbor, but researchers say the fish are safe to eat.

According to excerpts from the story:

UMD biology professor Randall Hicks says their research determines that E. coli in wild fish are not a new source of contamination for the Duluth-Superior harbor.

“It appears that most of the species the E. coli that we were able to identify are coming from other sources. Those sources were primarily E. coli that are found in sediments or E. coli that have been found in fecal material from Canadian geese or gulls, and, in a few cases, human wastewater.”

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