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TAMUCC Researchers Study Saharan Dust Cloud

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
Researchers at Texas A&M Corpus Christi say that a dust cloud that usually travels from Africa to the Gulf of Mexico may cause more harmful flesh eating bacteria. Here's a Satellite image from NOAA of that dust cloud that leaves the Saharan Desert and makes its way across the Atlantic. Researchers say a explosion of the flesh-eating bacteria, Vibrio may be one of the realities we could face across the gulf coast as a result.  Vibrio is common in bodies of water, including Corpus Christi Bay and actually thrives on nutrients from the dust.They have  been able to secure a 220-thousand dollar grant to help with research into the long term effects of the dust cloud..