MH- 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.
This is just another strike against large bodies of water for me. I may be 1 of 1.4 million people that live in South Florida (rough estimate) that is deathly afraid of the ocean. Yes.. I can swim.
The ocean is a scary place. You never really know what's under you. I've watched enough Shark Week to know that you're not safe anywhere in the ocean. People get eaten miles out as quickly as they do in 3 feet of water. Sharks are savage creatures. Aside from sharks, there's sea-lice.. man-a-war.. rip currents.. whales.. and now POOP? Nah bruh, I'm good over here.