Beachgoer Joe Whitham, of Anderson, S.C., carries his 1-year-old son, Garrett, across a mass of sargassum on Friday morning. The seaweed, which grows far out at sea and is occasionally blown to shore on strong easterly winds, has been washing up on the beach of Hilton Head Island on the high tides in recent days. "My older son doesn't like it, he doesn't like it on his feet," said Joe of the spongy masses of seaweed. "We keep telling him it's grass."
Beachgoer Joe Whitham, of Anderson, S.C., carries his 1-year-old son, Garrett, across a mass of sargassum on Friday morning. The seaweed, which grows far out at sea and is occasionally blown to shore on strong easterly winds, has been washing up on the beach of Hilton Head Island on the high tides in recent days. "My older son doesn't like it, he doesn't like it on his feet," said Joe of the spongy masses of seaweed. "We keep telling him it's grass." Jay Karr, The Island Packet
Beachgoer Joe Whitham, of Anderson, S.C., carries his 1-year-old son, Garrett, across a mass of sargassum on Friday morning. The seaweed, which grows far out at sea and is occasionally blown to shore on strong easterly winds, has been washing up on the beach of Hilton Head Island on the high tides in recent days. "My older son doesn't like it, he doesn't like it on his feet," said Joe of the spongy masses of seaweed. "We keep telling him it's grass." Jay Karr, The Island Packet

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