Inshore Algae/Plankton Bloom? (View from plane)

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Was flying back home today and saw that the LB/HB waters seemed to have some strange greenish, yellowish tint that was being blown by the wind. Is this what’s causing the dirty water people have been mentioning lately?

And kept my eyes open for baitfish boils but nothing

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Was flying back home today and saw that the LB/HB waters seemed to have some strange greenish, yellowish tint that was being blown by the wind. Is this what’s causing the dirty water people have been mentioning lately?

And kept my eyes open for baitfish boils but nothing

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yeah that does not look to be runoff from the rains. i don't want to say algae cause seems to early for that and don't look like red tide ???
 
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i would think that would be brown not green...and that far out? looks to be coming inshore not flowing out
The streaky water is the thousands of small currents carrying the muddy water and debris away from shore; some of those anchored ships are 600-1000' long for reference
 
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I’m probably wrong? But the amount of pollen all over everything at my house. Could be some of that. Obviously the brown is run off, but that greenish yellow looks like the pollen from all the yellow weed flowers all over right now.

There is a couple inch thick yellow ring around my pool tile everyday. And I just washed the concrete and wiped down everything in the backyard. Completely covered in pollen that exact color.
 
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Likely plankton bloom. Blooms can be red, brown or green. The runoff is providing nutrients that is promoting the bloom. As far as bloom temperature, if you go to norcal, there is a bloom most of the time and the water temperature is 40s-50s F most of the time. Salmon love that "dirty" water. It would be interesting to see if the surf is lighting up as some of the blooms will bio luminesce.
 
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    If it doesn't glow at night when you stir it your looking at sewage.
    Not all algae and plankton glow. The bioluminescence algae we get here is normally a red/copper color and that’s why we call it red tide.
    Green water is nutrient rich water. Lots of little organisms growing and feeding there.
    The clear blue water is mostly void of nutrients that’s why we look for temp breaks which usually coincide with chloro breaks and you find fish.

    As you can see below, Long Beach is high in nutrients and chlorophyll. I’d expect that water to have about 2ft of vis and be anything from green to brown.
    Catalina looks like it has nice green water and probably 10ft or so of vis. And then down south La Jolla is semi sheltered so it’s showing lighter green water surrounded by the dark green/brown water. Perfect for yellowtail and why they like to congregate there most of the winter.

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