What’s up with the FOAM?

Just in case anyone was wondering about constant foam we are seeing on the Santa Fe River, we have seen it in years past, just not as much as we are seeing today.

OSFR sent these photos to FDEP and asked for their response.

David Whiting, Biology Program Administrator at the FDEP Bureau of Laboratories responded by sending an information sheet that the FDEP Northeast District Office put together in response to a significant foam incident on the St. Johns River.  Mr. Whiting said “I suspect that the foam on the Santa Fe River may be related to certain organic compounds being released from the breakdown of natural organic matter.  Some of these organic compounds can behave like surfactants and cause foaming.”

Click here to read the St. John’s River report.

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