BacteriaSampling (IMAGE) University of Central Florida Caption Professor Salvador Almagro-Moreno's team investigated populations of V. vulnificus in the Indian River Lagoon in East Central Florida because the bacterium is endemic to this region. Credit Courtesy of Salvador Almagro-Moreno. Usage Restrictions No restrictions. License Public Domain Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.