Today, following a directive from Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a toll-free Bloom Reporting Hotline and established an online reporting form for residents to report algal blooms.

 Residents will now be able to call in reports to a new toll-free number at 1-855-305-3903, as well as report information online through an electronic form at Reported information will be relayed to DEP, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.