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Pigeon Poop Pointed Out as Pismo Pier Pollutant

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Pismo Beach Pier (Photo by bdu via Flickr)
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The Pismo Beach Pier is home to hundreds of roosting pigeons, and their droppings are leaving behind more than just an unpleasant splotch for visitors, according to cbs2.

The "pigeon droppings are responsible for high bacteria levels detected in the ocean near the Pismo Beach Pier," say experts in San Luis Obispo County, where "health officials have periodically posted warnings urging swimmers and surfers to stay out of the ocean south of the pier because of the high bacterial counts."

A recent study's findings culminate with an urging for Pismo Beach to find a way to curb the pigeon population.