Table 3

Total enterococcal counts at different sampling points at different sampling times

Site marked on the map

Site name

Average concentration of enterococci cfua/100 mL, ± STDb


May-08

Aug-08C

Mar-09C

Jul-09


C1

Coomera marina

0

(0)

3 ± 1.41

(3)d

21.5 ± 2.12

(20)

4.5 ± 0.71

(5)

C2

Santa Barbara

0

(0)

2.5 ± 0.70

(3)

3.5 ± 0.71

(4)

0

(0)

C3

Sanctuary Cove

1.5 ± 0.7

(1)

32.5 ± 2.1

(20)

8.5 ± 2.12

(9)

3 ± 0

(3)

C4

Jabiru Island

5.5 ± 0.7

(6)

78 ± 4.2

(25)

230 ± 28.28

(30)

2.5 ± 0.70

(3)

C5

Paradise Point

9 ± 1.4

(10)

185 ± 7.0

(25)

160 ± 14.14

(25)

22 ± 1.41

(20)

C6

Coombabah

7.5 ± 0.71

(8)

165 ± 7.0

(25)

125 ± 7.07

(25)

4 ± 0

(4)


a colony forming units

b standard deviation

c samples collected after rainfall event

d number of isolates analysed

Rathnayake et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:201   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-201

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