Beaches get brown due to sargassum
Palm Beach residents and visitors alike may have noticed all the seaweed at Midtown Beach. It’s sargassum seaweed, a brown algae.
The masses of seaweed are on South Florida beaches and all over the Caribbean islands, according to media reports.
Last month, Subtropical Storm Alberto washed up sargassum onto the Palm Beach County shoreline.
Michael Stahl, deputy
Sargassum seaweed, a harmless brown algae viewed as a “temporary nuisance,” litters the shoreline just north of The Breakers on Tuesday. See more photos at www.PalmBeachDailyNews.com