LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A slimy sight on a Southwest Florida beach Thursday, just in time for Fourth of July celebrations.
Images shot by a Fox 4 employee along Turner Beach on the south end of Captiva Island shows what appears to be seaweed accumulating on the sand and in the water.
According to a map by Mote Marine, there is some drift algae reported on Sanibel and Captiva islands.
There is no need to be concerned; drift algae is non-toxic. It occurs naturally and can sometimes detach from the bottom of the ocean and wash up along the beach.