COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Tropically colored waters making a green splash in South Jersey
Description: There's definitely something in the ocean water that has South Jersey beachgoers all abuzz. No, it's not a great white shark. It's the crystal clear and tropically tinted ocean water, much different than the grayish color swimmers know along the Jersey Shore. An upwelling of cool ocean water earlier this month has led to a phytoplankton bloom off of the South Jersey coast, which turned the waters from Long Beach Island to Cape May to a Caribbean shade of aquamarine. The water was made even more clear by an ongoing drought across parts of the Northeast. [Source: The Press of Atlantic City]
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Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Publish Date: 7/16/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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