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What is that line in the water - northshore STX?

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There is a "line" in the water about a miles or so off the northshore of St. Croix. I can see it from east of St. C all the way west of Judith's Fancy. Maybe longer, that's just my view. Anyone know what it is? Hubby suggested it might be a discharge from WAPA.

Posted : September 3, 2011 6:13 pm
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its seaweed.
seems to be from the Saragossa Sea
a natural ting....nothing to worry about

Posted : September 3, 2011 6:23 pm
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Looks like seaweed from here. Weedlines almost always have Mahi under them.8-)

Posted : September 3, 2011 6:40 pm
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Posted : September 3, 2011 7:00 pm
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A tideline refers to where two currents in the ocean converge. Driftwood, floating seaweed, foam, and other floating debris may accumulate, forming sinuous lines called tidelines (even though they generally have nothing to do with the tide.)

Posted : September 4, 2011 12:20 am
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Also known as a wrack line. This one was pretty cool...off of the east end it was one loooong line (and quite wide) before it broke into patches near the island. It provides cover for small fish which lure big fish. I saw a large pod of dolphin hunting along the edge on Fri.

Posted : September 4, 2011 6:15 pm
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Heard that Cane Bay was covered with this stuff today.

Posted : September 5, 2011 11:13 pm
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Heard that Cane Bay was covered with this stuff today.

Yes it was. I could see it out in the bay in big patches working its way on shore.

Jumbie -STX

Posted : September 5, 2011 11:21 pm
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The sargasso weed at Lindqvist Bay STT today was about 4' wide and 1' high along the entire length of the beach - and they told me they had removed it completely from the beach on Sat. - the water was completely filled with it in football field size patches.

Posted : September 6, 2011 1:01 am
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I'm assuming this was churned up as Katia went by. I've never seen the stuff without us having a storm.

Oh and to the tourist sitting next to me at lunch today, NO the beach was not "dirty".

Posted : September 6, 2011 1:29 am
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Newsline 340 - WTJX had a news piece about the sargasso weed this Monday. Maybe you watch it on the internet, if you missed it.

Posted : September 6, 2011 1:45 pm
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