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HAB Updates

Aquatic Toxins Program


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Find current HAB illness reports with information provided by the Florida Department of Health, Florida's Poison Control Centers and hospitals in the Red Tide Weekly Report and the Blue-Green Algae Weekly Report.

Learn more about areas where there are potential health impacts: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Mote Marine’s Beach Conditions Reporting System.

The Searchable Database of Bloom Records (SDBR) is maintained by the Florida Department of Health. The SDBR is a helpful indicator of HABs in Florida. Records are entered voluntarily by partner agencies who sample and test some, but not all, HABs in Florida. Because blooms move and disperse to different areas—even below the water’s surface—these records are more like snapshots that capture an HAB at a certain time and stage.

Check the conditions and status of beaches, lakes and rivers: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

For local harvesting status: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Find more information on the status of HABs in Florida: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and the Mote Marine's Beach Conditions Report.

For more health and safety information on HABs: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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HUMAN ILLNESS: Florida Department of Health or call Florida's Poison Control Centers, 1-800-222-1222.

FISH KILLS: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 1-800-636-0511.

RED TIDE OR BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOMS: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 855-305-3903.



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Florida Department of Health’s Division of Disease Control and Health Protection

STATE AGENCIES PARTNERS: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL PARTNERS: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida Poison Control Centers, Florida Water Management Districts, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, Mote Marine Laboratory, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.