Common Name: Drift Algae
Scientific Name: There is a wide variety of Drift Algae in Florida Bays
Fun Facts: This alga is floating in a bed of Manatee Grass. Drift Algae is found in a dizzying array of shapes, colors and structures. A common problem in this area in that red rift algae washes ashore and rots on the beach breating a bad smell. For this reason, algae is often scraped from the shoreline of public beaches using tractors.