Effect of sampling frequency on shoreline microbiology assessments.

  title={Effect of sampling frequency on shoreline microbiology assessments.},
  author={Molly K. Leecaster and Stephen B Weisberg},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  volume={42 11},
More than 80,000 shoreline bacteriological samples are collected annually in southern California to protect beachgoer health, but sampling frequency varies from daily to monthly among sampling sites. To assess the effectiveness of various sampling frequencies, we used five years of data from 24 Los Angeles area sites that have been monitored daily to simulate five alternative sampling strategies: five weekdays, five days per week including a weekend day, three days per week, weekly, and monthly… CONTINUE READING