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Coastal fog can transport microbes & pathogens inland

"When fog rolls in, it can shift the composition of terrestrial airborne microbial communities. And in a fascinating twist, on the journey from the ocean to the land, microbes not only survive, but change during transport. Fog itself is a novel, living ecosystem."- Quote from Co-lead author M. Elias Dueker about a recent study that found coastal fog distributes microbes from the ocean and coastal soils, up to 50 km inland. This includes potential pathogens from polluted waterways. Learn more from Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

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