Why is the gulf of mexico water by louisiana and miss. ?

So dirty looking? Like the water looks dark brown, and when u go to florida the water starts to clear up and look cleaner?


The Mississippi River is very sediment-laden - that's why it looks so brown, and why you see so much of it closer to the delta versus Florida. No doubt pollution is a factor, but it's not the primary reason.


Pollution from boats and other garbage and waste floating down the Mississippi river and emptying into the gulf.