Other Florida HAB Events
Read about recent algal blooms or events that the Harmful Algal
Blooms Research group has investigated. Find accounts of earlier
investigations under Historical Florida HAB Events in the Harmful Algal
Bloom Archive section.
A bloom of Aureoumbra lagunensis that began in July 2012 discolored water in the northern Indian River Lagoon.
Discolored water and fish kills occurred along the Collier
County coast in July 2011. Investigations revealed blooms of the
nontoxic dinoflagellate Takayama tuberculata. An isolated bloom
appeared in Lee County with no negative effects reported.
Peridinium quinquecorne is a nontoxic dinoflagellate that bloomed
alongshore of southwest Florida in 2010.
Samples of discolored water and "froth" reported in February 2011
along Okaloosa and Walton county coastlines revealed a bloom of the
nontoxic dinoflagellate but no adverse effects.
Effects of the toxin producer known as golden algae have been
localized within the state to small ponds and the Intracoastal
Periodic testing of water samples and clams provides an early warning of bloom occurrences and shellfish toxicity and minimizes the risk of human exposure to saxitoxins.