Bacteria Tip of the Day
If it rains a lot in a place like Los Angeles, where the water has nowhere to go except the ocean, resist the urge to swim. According to garish signage, the bacteria levels of the water will be excessive, and could cause health risks. Seeing washed up seals in such water is also not a good sign that water is "healthy" to swim in. Still, if you can't resist the call of the water, at least take a shower before too long.