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In front of Back Porch, Destin FL 8/8/17

Heidi sent us another update:

Additionally, researchers need samples of June grass! Would anybody be willing to collect samples? Please see details here. This kind of information could potentially make the June Grass Report even more useful. Thanks in advance!

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Seagrove July 12, 2015

Katy sent these great pics:

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The bad news is there is a June grass in the water. Areas of 2-3 with isolated accumulations up to about a 4 on the Grossness Index. The good news is that it all appears to be old dead/dying June grass. It isn’t nearly as gross as the fresh green slimy stuff. I’m hoping it will go away soon.

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Mexico Beach

Jamey sent this report & pic:
“No grass since I have been here July 2nd.   Water had been somewhat stirred up though.”

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Okaloosa Island

Allison sent this pic of beach conditions from Okaloosa Island .

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She reports “clear but wavy”.

Mexico Beach is Clear!

Jamey sent this great pic. Mexico Beach is southeast of Panama City, near Port St. Joe.

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Happy 4th of July from the Beach

Happy Independence Day everyone! I’m at THPSP in Santa Rosa Beach right now. The Gulf is rough but the wind feels nice. I think the flags will be red today but the official word isn’t out yet. Anyway if it does stay yellow I would say keep kiddos out of the water and adults be very cautious. I’m not going in. The weird red blob of seaweed is still here but otherwise pretty clear 1-2 on the Grossness Index.

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I really need beach pics from all over the Panhandle and AL today, so I can give the best beach updates possible. Please send pics to junegrasspics  AT g mail DOT com Thanks and have a wonderful holiday!

THPSP Evening July 3, 2015

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I’m giving the water at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park a 1 on the Grossness Index. Just a few random blobs, nice otherwise, cooler than it has been.

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Here’s another shot, very clear. However, I kept walking down the beach because it was more crowded than I like (read: there were actually other people present) and I saw this dark blob.

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“Ugh, I hope this isn’t June Grass” was my first thought. It was restricted to a random blob maybe 20’x20′ out in the surf so I waded in to see what it was exactly (you guys better appreciate what I do for you). It turned out to be some weird red seaweed I have never seen in the Gulf before. It wasn’t gross but I would prefer it went away. I did not find any of the sea slugs people have been reporting on Okaloosa Island.

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Just a reminder: day use entry into the park is free this summer, as is parking and tram service to the beach. If you can live without your alcohol (it’s prohibited on state beaches) and you’re tired of the sea slugs and June grass on the other beaches come over here. I suggest arriving early. The tram runs every 30 minutes from 8am to 5pm, then it runs once an hour until it gets dark (last time I checked).

Navarre looks good

Thanks Brenda!

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The Water Looks Nice in Miramar Beach

Thank you Trish for these photos from Sandestin. It looks like nice boogie boarding conditions. I hope it stays that way until I’m done with work!

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