Why is the water brown?
I asked this question myself the first time I saw the sea at Galveston Island, Texas.
Is the ocean really Brown at Galveston?
Is the water dirty on Galveston Island?
No, not really dirty in the sense you mean.
Answers… I promise answers.
I wondered these things myself and before I would stick one toe inside the water there, I looked it up. I wanted a scientific explanation (dumbed down enough that I could understand.)
Here’s why the ocean water is brown in Galveston:
The Gulf of Mexico is fed in part via the “Loop Current”. This is a nifty term that scientist like to use 😉 This ocean flow (or current) send warmer water from the Yucatan Channel northward into the Gulf of Mexico. As this current comes in it bends and then heads towards Florida.
( I am no artist, but I…
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