Tuesday, November 3, 2009

So, How Clear Are The Gulf Stream Waters?

The waters of the Gulf Stream, and the waters near the Bahamas, are so blue and so clear, it’s like looking through glass. As we crossed, we’d see clumps of gold-colored sargassum (a seaweed, see it in the lower left corner of the picture above) floating, with schools of tiny fish beneath. We also had a visit from these dolphins, who played around the boat for a few minutes. Believe it or not, in both of these pictures, the dolphins are underwater, even though they look like they’re out of the water, especially in the picture below, where Anne is watching the dolphin from our bow sprit. A few moments later, the dolphin swarm straight down, and we could see it perfectly clearly until it disappeared under the boat.