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Algal Blooms

Blue Green Algae on Lake Munson

 

Rapid increases in algal populations can result in discoloration of a water body from the pigmented cells. Algal blooms can adversely impact the ecological health of a water body in a number of ways. The most commonly reported algal bloom complaints are fish kills and sick pets.


Aquatic Plants

Water Hyacinth on Lake Okeechobee

 

To report an aquatic plant problem contact your regional Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist:

FWC Eustis Office
601 W. Woodard Ave.
Eustis, FL 32726
321-228-3364
Counties: Lake

St. John's River Office
5882 South Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32822 407-275-4004
Counties: Brevard, Flagler, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, St. Johns, and Volusia.

South Central Florida Office
2001 Homeland-Garfield Road
Bartow, FL 33830
863-534-7074
Counties: Highlands and Polk

 


Fish Kills

fish kill

Dead fish in a water body are most commonly attributed to depleted oxygen levels linked to high nutrient concentrations and algal blooms. Many other conditions can also result in fish kills. 

Report fish kills to Kalina Warren via e-mail using Kalina.Warren@dep.state.fl.us or by phone at 407-897-4177. 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission fish kill hotline: 1-800-636-0511

Fish Kills Information- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

 

 


Non- native and Invasive Species

Invasive Island Apple Snail (Pomacea canaliculata)

Florida is host to many non-native species, many of which threaten its ecological health.

Report non-native and invasive species to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

More information on non-native and invasive species

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Central District Office

Watershed Management and Monitoring Section

3319 Maguire Blvd, Suite 232

Orlando, Florida 32803-3767

phone: 407-897-4100

fax: 850 412-0472

 

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Last updated: January 14, 2013

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