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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Reporting & Contacts

Aquatic Toxins Program

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What should I do if I see an algal bloom?

BLUE GREEN ALGAE BLOOMS The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and their partners collect and analyze blue-green algae bloom samples. To report a bloom, call DEP’s toll-free Algal Bloom Reporting Hotline at 855-305-3903 or report online.

RED TIDE BLOOMS Reports related to red tide should be directed to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

TO REPORT FISH KILLS, contact the Fish and Wildlife Health Group at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute by calling 1-800-636-0511 or submitting an online report.

REPORT SYMPTOMS from exposure to a harmful algal bloom or any aquatic toxin to the Florida Poison Information Center by calling 1-800-222-1222 to speak with a poison specialist immediately.

DISEASE REPORTING information for health care and laboratory providers can be found here.

CONTACT YOUR VETERINARIAN if you believe your pet has become ill after consuming or having contact with blue-green algae or red tide contaminated water.

VETERINARIANS can visit the Education and Resources page for more information.