Beach Conditions Improve

by September 2, 2010 • 5 comments

Since the oil spill interest has waned, we’ve been overwhelmed by interest in knowing what the beaches are like.  What is the algae situation like?  Is there any June Grass?  Is it bad?  Is the surf up?  These seem to resound continually on our Facebook page, so we’re responding by shooting some quick video every week to show you.

This week we’re at the city pier across from Pier Park.  If it seems like we’re here a lot, it’s because we are.  Our office is on the west end, I live out here, so the beach out here is very accessible.

The beach conditions weren’t bad this week, the algae was hardly present, but you could see indication of June Grass some distance out.  Here’s the video.

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1 Hermit Crab September 5, 2010 at 10:30 am

When we used to visit PCB annually, it would always be 2 weeks in late May/early June, with a week return trip in August. Water would always be perfect in June, with the grass showing up during the last few days. August was hit and miss as far as algae (the slimy stuff?) went, but there was always the light brown clumpy seaweed that had little “beads” on the ends of its stems. Don’t know what the locals call that.

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2 Rob N September 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Hermit,

The Seaweed with little beads is Sargasm weed. Its really cool to pick up and see what little animals are living it it. The Slimy stuff is algae is also locally called June grass. ITs been here for a while this year.

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3 jamnolfin September 6, 2010 at 7:01 pm

August was hit and miss as far as algae (the slimy stuff?) went, but there was always the light brown clumpy seaweed that had little “beads” on the ends of its stems. Don’t know what the locals call that.

Sargassum

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4 Cathy September 7, 2010 at 9:33 am

All of this is just what you find at the beach……. I really enjoy being at the ocean no matter what washes in (seaweed, beads,or shells) it is all a part of nature. It’s fun to investigate what might wash in among this too, you never know what shell you might find. Just as long as it’s not oil!
My husband & I will “finally” be walking on PCB this coming Saturday for our weeks vacation…… Yeaaaaaa!!!
The ocean and white sane is always beautiful to me!

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5 Richard Sauve September 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm

My wife and I had to cancel our end of August anniversary trip as she has been under the weather and unable to travel…We always enjoy PCB and all the friendly folks in the area…Hope we can take a Fall outing at the beach, is it warm enough to enjoy in October??

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