Toxic algae in florida map. Lake okeechobee floridas liquid heart is once again exploding with a massive algae bloom a deepening crisis that threatens to slime both coasts in what has become a recurring summer nightmare. The department water management districts and fwc routinely survey and sample locations in south florida and are prepared to collect samples if algae is present. The karenia brevis bloom. Blue green algae blooms some testing positive for toxic microcystin have been reported at these locations.
Blue dots show where samples were taken in the past 30 days green dots show reports within 31 to. Thick smelly toxic algae invades florida beaches. A toxic red tide bloom thats raged along the southwest florida coast since october of 2017 may be over. The map embedded above shows where algae samples have been taken within the past three months.
The algae blooms of 2013. The green slime that washed onto florida beaches earlier this month marks the eighth time since 2004 that toxic algae have fouled the sunshine states storied coastline. The algae is made up in part of toxic cyanobacteria which when present in large enough numbers can deplete the oxygen in the water to create so called dead zones in the water column below. The florida fish and wildlife conservation commission released a new interactive map that allows users to see the concentration of the cells of algae that cause red tide.
All the reported sites since lake okeechobee discharges started june 1.