Fields of Gold Sargassum, April 9th.
The sargassum is a floating planktonic species of seaweed common in warm waters. It’s super thick this year and April’s bloom has been amazing. The fresh crops are beautiful and I’m still looking for a baby seahorse. There is a smelly period but once dried out the plants prevent erosion and become one with the sand. For more info read the blog at http://healthygulf.org/20090709769/blog/healthy-waters-/-dead-zone/sargassum-the-gulf-texas-beaches
For the UT Marine Science Institute’s radio short about sargassum click this link. title=”science and the sea, MSI” target=”_blank”>