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Observation: Fairly calm, E wind. Large brownish Caulerpa/Dapis-like surface mats around boats. Mixed with pieces of green sea grass. Not too thick. Not actively decaying. No dead fish. No smell.
Observation: Many clumps of raggedy brown filamenous Caulerpa-like algae on S and E break wall. 4“ to 3-1/2-foot Pieces of sea grass floating with clumps on E side. Many bright green clumps of Caulerpa-like algae growing on rocks N of cleaning station. Slight breeze, ripples, No smell, No dead fish. Multiple fishermen.
Observation: Breezy, water fairly clear. Clumps of brown Caulerpa-like algae floating on surface 1-3 ft large, up to 1 ft deep. Collecting on dangling lines. Some bright green Caulerpa-like alga growing on rocks. No dead fish. No smell.
Observation: Murky, onshore flow. some Caulerpa-like 1-1/2-foot long tendrils floating sub surface. Slight breeze, mostly calm. No gasping fish. No smell.
Location: Matlacha Ave N canal
Observation: Murky, calm. No surface algae, No smell
Location: Matlacha Park Boat Ramp S
Observation: Clear; can see bottom, calm. Several 1-1/2-foot filamentous clumps of Caulerpa-like algae floating at surface. Needlefish & pelican in canal, reddish brown egret at ramp. No smell.
Location: Matlacha Kayak Launch, beach
Observation: Fairly clear. Breeze E to W. Ripples. Multiple brown clumps of Caulerpa-like algae 1-1/2 to 3-foot x 1/2 to 1-foot deep. Floating at the surface. Green Caulerpa-like clump growth on bottom. No gasping fish. No smell.
Location: Advanced Outdoor
Observation: Calm, looks murky. Can see occasional small fish jumping. Masses of filamentous Caulerpa-like algae clumps, 3-5 ft under dock by the shore. Can see a few small 6” clumps out in the water. Not easy to gain access to with 20-feet of water. No dead fish. No smell.
Location: Carmen’s kayak launch on May Street
Observation: Calm. A few minnows. No mat algae, No smell.