Algal Bloom Information

Algaeventure is a private group collecting samples from algal blooms, particularly when there are indications that algal toxins are present.   This group is analyzing large quantities of algae for chemical compounds that could be used for medical purposes, especially toxins.  If you become aware of an event that might be of interest, in particular for sites to which land access is available, please contact Chad Hummell at (937) 645-4680.

2015 Field Observations

2014 Field Observations

2013 Field Observations

2012 Field Observations

2012 Photos

2011 Field Observations
2011 Lab Results and Diagnostics
2011 Algal Bloom Photos
Inland Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Discussion Group
Posted 4/29/13
Mission Statement: To continue and enhance communication on inland harmful algal bloom issues related to research, monitoring, human and ecological health risk assessment, education, and outreach.

The Agenda and Presentations from the April 25, 2013 Webinar are listed below as pdf documentsand can also be found by following the links:

Presentations, Agendas and Calendar for other webinars, and information on the Inland HAB Discussion Group can be found on the following website: .

7th National Symposium on Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) in the US
Posted 3/26/13; Registration Deadline May 24, 2013
Students, established HAB researchers and policy makers, managers and scientists from NGO, academic institutions, and local, state and federal agencies are invited to join us in Sarasota for the 7th Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S. We encourage everyone who works on HAB issues to attend the only national conference focused exclusively on HABs. Whether your focus is freshwater or saltwater, microalgae or macroalgae, basic research or policy and management, this conference is relevant to you
Date: October 27-31, 2013
Location; Hyatt Regency, Sarasota, FL
Florida Department of Health Satellite Health Bulletins, 2012-2013
Posted December 11, 2012
Links to the Inland Harmful Algal Blooms Health Bulletins are listed above under "2012 Field Observations".
For a library of archived MODIS images, visit: or visit the new interactive website at:

Click here for an overview of the: "Satellite Health Bulletin & Caspio Overview 1/2/13.

Duval County Health Department (DCHD) issued a Fish Consumption Advisory
Posted 7/12/2011
On July 7, 2011, DCHD issued a fish consumption advisory for both Hogan and Long Branch Creeks.
 Local Fish Consumption Advisory 7/7/11
City of Jacksonville designated as an Environmental Justice Showcase Community by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) - Tissue Assessment Report 2011
The city of Jacksonville, Florida was designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an Environmental Justice Showcase Community. One of the concerns of the community is whether or not the fish and shellfish are safe to eat from Hogan Creek and Long Branch, two popular fishing streams in downtown Jacksonville. EPA’s Science and Ecosystem Support Division (SESD) coordinated efforts to address this concern expressed by the urban core community and the City of Jacksonville, by collecting fish from these waterbodies for tissue contaminant analysis.  The report follows: USEPA Tissue Assessment Report May 2011
Marine Debris Tracker Mobile Application
The Marine Debris Tracker mobile application is an app. (for androids and i-phones) that allows you to help make a difference by checking in when you find trash on our coastlines and waterways. 
Follow this link:

Algal Blooms in the St. Johns River
The St. Johns River Water Management District has created some Web pages that provide information about what they are, what causes them, and what’s being done to address them. Photos are also included to help those interested with identify an algal bloom. The pages include links for questions about swimming and potential wildlife impacts, and a link to the World Health Organization.

Please go to for more information.
o report algae bloom locations to the St. Johns River Water Management District, e-mail:

Resource Guide for Public Health Response to Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida (2009)

Click on the link to view the publication:

This 2009 technical report produced by Fish & Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)/ Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) is an excellent information resource about Florida algae and harmful algal blooms (HAB).

Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) Technical Reports
The Florida Department of Health website has links to HAB Technical Documents and Reports.
Links to the four documents are listed below:


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