Biologically rich surface slicks are more than meets eye

By Timothy Hurley

thurley@staradvertiser.com

“They’re sometimes mistaken for boat wakes or oily pollution, but they’re actually called surface slicks —thin ribbons of smooth water that appear in Hawaii’s nearshore waters at almost any time of year when conditions are right.Turns out they’re more than just fleeting features on the surface of the ocean Surface slicks.”

“Surface slicks are naturally occurring ribbons of smooth water at the ocean surface that are seen in coastal areas around the world. In Hawaii they are formed when underwater waves converge near coastlines. “read more:


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