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Once again, too much poop shuts down South Florida beach

A two-block stretch of Sunny Isles Beach was shut down by the Florida Department of Health Thursday after samples showed that bacteria levels were too high.
A two-block stretch of Sunny Isles Beach was shut down by the Florida Department of Health Thursday after samples showed that bacteria levels were too high. cmguerrero@elnuevoherald.com

People planning to spend the weekend in the waters off Sunny Isles Beach may have to come up with other plans.

The Florida Department of Health shut down a two-block stretch between 172nd Street and 174th streets until further notice after water samples showed that bacteria levels were too high.

The beach did not meet the recreational water quality standard for enterococci, a bacteria in animals’ intestines, meaning there was too much human or pet poop for it to be safe to swim.

This comes about two months after the department issued an advisory against swimming on South Beach, also due to unsafe enterococci levels.

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