Ick seaweed in Florida
June 21, 2012 4:08 PM Subscribe
oceanography Filter: Is this new seaweed permanent?
posted by Jaelma24 to science & nature (3 answers total)
I am staying in Pensacola Beach, Florida on vacation and have come here for many years, skipping the last 2 years because of the oil spill. Normally the water on the gulf coast here is clear and free of debris. The water is filled with little torn up pieces of seaweed. The water is so concentrated that it just gets everywhere and easily gets stuck in your hair. I am used to large clumps of seaweed, but not when it is saturated like this.
What is the cause of this? I am wondering if this is permanent after the oil spill or maybe due to the large amount of rainfall or possibly just certain times of the year or month cause a migration of seaweed and plankton.