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Disappearing sea grass North Biscayne Bay

Wra22Wra22 Senior MemberPosts: 237 Deckhand
Once again, Captain Sherman reports the grass in north bay is disappearing. I am not a pro, but I have kayak fished there for about nine years and have noticed many places that used to have grass now don't and there does not seem to be anywhere near as many fish in the last two years. I also think the water is cloudier than it used to be but I am not out on the water enough to really know. My theory is it has something to do with the dredging project. More sediment-lesslight=less grass and fish.

Any other ideas?

Does anyone know if the state of Florida or any other government is looking at this?

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  • Captain BackyardCaptain Backyard Senior Member Posts: 441 Deckhand
    I've noticed it as well. All the grass north of 79th street is gone and a lot of the grass on the northern end of the Julia Tuttle causeway flat is disappearing. Don't know what's causing it but I did notice my last time on that grass the water was so cloudy I couldn't see the bottom in a foot of water. Maybe all the fill they were depositing from the gov cut dredging onto the southeastern part of the flat was causing that, since I can see giant plums of mud coming off of that project on google earth maps.
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