Harmful Algal Blooms by State
Georgia Harmful Algal Blooms
Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are a pressing concern for Georgia’s waterways. Learn more about the SECOORA-funded project that incorporates high-resolution, quantitative Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) monitoring in the Skidaway River Estuary to determine environmental conditions conducive to HAB formation in Georgia estuaries.
Florida Red Tide Data Resources
SECOORA has pulled together data resources related to Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida. Access current reporting, models, and observing tools to stay informed on Red Tide and Sargassum blooms.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Red Tide Status Update
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reports on the current status of Karenia brevis blooms using tables, static maps, and interactive Google Earth maps.
Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS)
The Beach Conditions Reporting System by Mote Marine Laboratory is a citizen-science program that provides condition reports for beaches and coastal recreation areas.
Models and Forecasts
West Florida Coastal Ocean Model
For West Florida, access a short-term (4.5 day) HAB trajectory forecast provided by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science. The forecast is based on the nowcast/ forecast West Florida Coastal Ocean Model (WFCOM).
Tampa Bay Circulation Model
For the Tampa Bay Coastal region, access a short-term (4.5 day) HAB trajectory forecast provided by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science. The forecast is based on the high resolution nowcast/forecast Tampa Bay Circulation Model (TBCOM).
Sargassum Watch System (SaWS)
The Sargassum Watch System (SaWS), developed by Dr. Chuanmin Hu and his team at the University of South Florida, is a tool to forecast and monitor Sargassum trajectory and location. SaWS provides real-time information on Sargassum location and amount using satellite images.
Red Tide Respiratory Forecast
The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast can help beach visitors determine which beaches may be the safest to visit during a red tide event.
Monitoring and Observing
Web Camera Observation Network (WebCOOS)
The Webcams for Coastal Observations and Operational Support (WebCOOS) project is being implemented by SECOORA and its partners with funding from NOAA. Cameras are located across the Southeast with the network expanding nationally.
Monitoring HABs in the Skidaway River
This SECOORA-funded project involves recording daily cell-counts of Akashiwo sanguinea, a harmful algal blooming organism, during low tide at the Skidaway River Estuary.