Black Streaks on Ocean Water

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[On Sunday] I came down the coast from Buellton and noticed 'blackish streaks' running parallel to the shoreline starting at Gaviota Beach on the water. I'm not sure what I'm seeing but it extended all the way east to Refugio State Park. Has anyone seen and or confirmed what this is?

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tagdes Dec 11, 2017 01:54 PM
Black Streaks on Ocean Water

There was an article by Peter Howorth about it. Ash from the fire settles on the beach and as the waves come in it is carried out to sea in these streaks, same as the sand but since the ash is lighter it remains suspended and visible.

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