Seaweed assaults Galveston beaches

Seaweed assaults Galveston beaches

POSTED: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 6:30am

UPDATED: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 6:44am

The seaweed is arriving on Galveston beaches after drifting thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a cold front gave Galveston Island temporary respite Wednesday from a relentless three-day onslaught of seaweed that piled up on beaches at a rate not seen in years, leaving mounds of Sargassum several feet high in places.

"These landings are pretty big," said Kelly de Schaun, Galveston Park Board executive director. "This is probably the worst case of seaweed we've seen in at least the last five years."

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