UPDATE: Residents report blue water in Galveston on July 26. Here is the new video.
The social media and travel sensation may be returning: Galveston water is back to blue. Striking video shows a clear line that has emerged on June 8.
The Galveston Tourism Board said there's always water like this around the island, you just need to find it. Around Memorial Day weekend, beachgoers saw the usually chocolate brown water look more clear. One expert, Tom Linton, a professor emeritus as Texas A&M University, theorizes that Subtropical Storm Alberto was responsible for the clear views.
"Today, we have water for the tourists. It's clear. It's coming up from the south is what it looks like," says Linton. "It's a very short-lived thing. It won't be too much longer. It will go back to what we marine biologists love, which is nutrient rich water for the fish."
Houstonians — and Texans — flocked to Galveston to catch what many were calling a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the shimmering, blue waters around Memorial Day weekend. The phenomenon lasted for days — something many on social media hope will continue now.