Seaweed assaults Galveston beaches
POSTED: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:30am
UPDATED: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:44am
The seaweed is arriving on Galveston beaches after drifting thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea
Galveston — 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."