2006-10-13 / Community

Bay 'Gunk' Causes Concern In West End

Many residents who live nearby Jamaica Bay or who travel on Beach Channel Drive in the west end showed concern on Saturday morning when they saw the bay covered with large patches of what one local called "gunk" floating in the bay. This large patch was seen just west of Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street, and a number of people lined the bay wall to look at the phenomenon and to speculate on what it might be. Experts told The Wave on Monday that there was a extra low tide that day, following a very high "moon tide" the previous night.


The hull of an abandoned boat sits in the middle of the bay "gunk" that was seen on Saturday due to a very low tide. The overturned craft had apparently been sitting on the bay bottom for many years, one expert said.
The hull of an abandoned boat sits in the middle of the bay "gunk" that was seen on Saturday due to a very low tide. The overturned craft had apparently been sitting on the bay bottom for many years, one expert said.

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