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Understanding Algal Blooms in Florida

Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies (CES) has partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a series of online modules that will assist in understanding the science and challenges related to algal blooms, improving communication among decision makers and others. The video below provides an introduction to the series.




Devastating algal blooms have topped Florida headlines during the past few years. However, algal blooms are not a new problem, and the documented cases of algal blooms are on the rise around the world. Harmful algal blooms are a growing concern for the public and decision makers. 

This video series focuses on different algae topics and can be viewed individually or in order: 

  • Video 1. What are Algae?

  • Video 2. How Algae Live and Grow

  • Video 3. What are Algal Blooms?

  • Video 4. Impacts and Examples of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

  • Video 5. What Can We Do About Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)?

The FAQ and Additional Resources pages contain more information on algae and algal blooms. 

Download the Understanding Algal Blooms in Florida flyer for a summary of this video.

View the Resources used in creating this video series.



 Last Modified 7/20/23