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Did somebody dump a truckload of detergent pods in Boston Harbor?

Foam in Boston Harbor at Charlestown

Danielle Gilchrist reports the harbor at Charlestown seems awfully soapy today.

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Fish getting it on?

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"Don't drink the water."

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Looks like a winter shot, with frozen ice and a dusting of snow.

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Dusting of sperm

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Just another sign of a dying planet, now get back to work!

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I think it might be some sort of pollen. I have a pond in my yard in west roxbury and noticed the same sort of soapy materiel on the pond today. Or that could just be a coincidence.

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Though it looks a bit too foamy for that... Probably plain old sea foam which can be caused by a high concentration of dissolved organic matter. Polluted outfall from, say, a storm drain, could be the culprit or it could be due to the breakdown of an algae bloom.

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that's one way to clean up the harbor

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someone may have been trying to clean the bilge and pumped it out

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This happens fairly often when they release a lot of water from the Charles in warm weather. I don't know what causes it.

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Dirt's out!

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"Did somebody dump a truckload of detergent pods in Boston Harbor?" No, perhaps some less technological advances Luddites dumped liquid or even powder detergent.

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