The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a new interactive algal bloom dashboard . This dashboard is a visual enhancement to its existing sampling database. This data has been publicly available on DEP’s website, but previously did not allow the public to easily see where algal blooms were occurring in Florida.
The algal bloom dashboard features real-time updates of sample locations for up to 90 days and all available details related to those samples, such as photos and toxin information. Users can search by specific address, ZIP code, city, or place. The tool includes quick links to other resources such as public health information. Also, the public can report suspected algal blooms directly through the dashboard.