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    We are in for a bad summer!

    https://thehill.com/homenews/3896298...im-at-florida/

    There's a massive June grass ball headed for the gulf coast according to the story. It could shut down all fishing if it's as bad as they say.

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    Where’s the ‘don’t like’ button?
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    Fortunately for us it takes a lot of circumstances for Sargassum to work it's way into the Gulf, and end up on our beaches.
    Even then the inundation of fresh seaweed lasts only a number of days before weather conditions change and the brunt of stranding moves elsewhere or it even pushes back offshore.
    Last year was a "bad" year, and perhaps the year before that too.
    I just don't believe it is the end of the world as we know it, quite yet ;-)
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    Yeah, when they say it's "5,000 miles wide", realize that 5,000 miles is the distance from Yucatan to Africa, so they are talking about the whole Sargasso Sea plus the part that may be headed our way. I don't think the whole Sargasso Sea is headed our way!

    If you go to the website you can see a bit that's just south of the Yucatan Strait and probably heading into the GoM, then a gap below Cuba, and then a large bunch that looks like it's heading through the Antilles. It will take a while for that mess in the Antilles to get to us, if it does.

    https://optics.marine.usf.edu/projects/saws.html
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    That's an intriguing website, leading to even more like:
    https://data.marine.copernicus.eu/products.
    It looks like the Loop Current will shunt off any Sargassum buildup in the NE GoM, at least for a while...



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    Yellow dog journalism at its best.

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    Much better article (objective, informational) at PNJ.

    https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local...k/70011602007/

    I'd sure like to know where they got the cool current animation and I wish they would show one of the Atlantic. Maybe "somebody" (Pier#r?) knows how to put the animation in a post.

    Anyway, it seems this mass is outside the gyre of the Sargasso Sea, and a bunch may be headed towards the Gulf.

    I note from the legend on the map that the highest density (in kg/cubic meter) is 0.01 kg/m^3. That's 0.27 ounces per cubic yard, so it's not like this is a solid mat of sargassum.
    RTR anyway.

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    Map of currents, scroll to zoom in or out, drag to center an area. Slider at bottom selects date.

    https://data.marine.copernicus.eu/vi...Fsc2V9XQ%3D%3D
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    RTR anyway.

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    I saw a Summer Grass forcast on TV today. They said it could be July before the gulf was impacted .
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