Seaweed is a common sight during the summer. However, many have already noticed an abundance of brown algae (Sargassum) washed up on the shoreline.
Carried to South Florida’s beaches by ocean currents from Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, the presence of seaweed typically spikes during the summer. Although there was a decline during the months, the seaweed is making up for the lost time.
Coastal cities are putting established procedures into play. With the summer rapidly approaching, they are working extra hard in hopes of ridding the beaches of seaweed.