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One seemingly positive impact of the majority of South Florida remaining inside during the coronavirus outbreak is being seen off of our shores. Without all the boats and people in the ocean, the water is as clear as it’s been in a long, long time in the most beautiful Miami Beaches.
It has many people wondering what will happen once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Just 13 days after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez closed all beaches in the county to stop the spread of the virus, Mike Ruiz was shooting a marketing video for a new luxury highrise on Sunny Isles Beach.
He said he couldn’t believe what he saw.
“It was special, definitely something that felt unbelievable. I felt like I was in a movie,” Ruiz said. “The ocean was crystal clear, neon blue; you could see right through the bottom of the ocean. I’ve never seen the water that blue in the years that we’ve been filming in South Florida.”
Ruiz is not alone.
Over the past several weeks of isolation, residents who live on or near Miami’s waterways and beaches are reporting the same thing; dazzling, pristine water, the likes of which they’ve never seen here before.