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Sea grass south of chokoloskee disappear?

I’ve been noticing all the big patches of sea grass that were between pavilion and postman’s river ha e almost completely disappeared: this weekend I looked down with the water being clear and it was nothing but sand bottom where I once would sea cast sea grass beds. I know people say the hurricane took them out but hurricanes have been around for a long time without ripping the sea bottom up so much. Was all that really because of Irma or is something else the cause? Sucks cause they used to be some really fantastic trout fishing. 

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  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,639 Captain
    Grass beds come and go.  Yes, Irma stripped it all away just like Wilma did around Cape Romano back in 2005... The area will come back but the ‘glades has its own timeline... The good news down around Flamingo is that all the grass flats “out front” are coming back strong when most everyone had written that area off...
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • hodag_guyhodag_guy Posts: 70 Deckhand
    Ditto for the big grass flat near Little Pavilion. All gone since Irma.

    I'll trust Bob's longer term perspective. I just hope it comes back sooner rather than later.
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