Beaches get brown due to sar­gas­sum

Palm Beach Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By SARAH ELSESSER

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

Meghan McCarthy / Daily News

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.PalmBeachDai­

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