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Created On: 07/20/2019 05:41 AM
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 07/20/2019 05:41 AM
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big rick

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So I decided to join a friend of mine at the beach today
and he wanted to go to jetty Park because of the fact that
some of his family wanted to go out and enjoy the water.
When I got to the beach and met up with him The Park
rangers had told him that they are not letting anyone in the
water because they was an blue green algae bloom that
stretched from Melbourne all the way up to jetty Park. Does
anybody have any confirmation on this? it seems rather random
and I have not heard about it in the news but I do trust the park
officials at the same time.

Thank you

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 07/20/2019 06:54 AM
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RioSirju

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Just read somethin in FL today about lake Washington green algae bloom Wonder if it's connected
 07/20/2019 08:25 AM
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Woodhouse

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I don't think that's accurate
 07/20/2019 08:50 AM
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SnareBoy01

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There is algae in the water right now along the shoreline, extending midway into the surf zone. I've noticed this for a couple weeks along Patrick AFB.

Here's an FDEP report on Friday, 7/19/19, from the Jetty Park area:

Algal ID: Co-dominant taxa were: filamentous cyanobacteria (Lyngbya-like) and Ceramium sp.


Total Microcystin Toxin (micrograms/L): not detected


Other Toxin (micrograms/L): Anatoxin-a: not detected; Cylindrospermopsin: not detected


Here's an interactive map from FDEP to help check: https://floridadep.gov/AlgalBloom

As of now, I'm not aware of any beach closures. Cocoa Beach Pier is packed with folks in the water.

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 07/20/2019 08:54 AM
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Woodhouse

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Has anyone gotten sick from being in the water that you know of?
 07/20/2019 09:02 AM
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Woodhouse

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I'm guessing there's no health concerns then. I'm no scientist though
 07/20/2019 09:32 AM
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scostuart

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Originally posted by: Woodhouse Has anyone gotten sick from being in the water that you know of?
I've been doing beach runs/XFit for the last 3 weeks from 2nd Lite to 16 streets. I get in the water after every training session and have had NO ill effects.

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 07/20/2019 10:00 AM
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equipeola

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Got me some fun 3' zippers early this morn'n down 'ere round the so. beaches, glassy, 40yrders, crystal clear aqua, no algae in sight!

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 07/20/2019 12:09 PM
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SunriseSurfer

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A few from a FUN morning....

Blue green algae bloom??
Not really, but some yucky seaweed on the inside.

But it was a fun morning before and after the storm.


















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 07/20/2019 07:07 PM
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Cole

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I've been surfing in the Cocoa Beach goo for the last month and have had no ill effects.

Well, one ill effect, I'm pissed that I can't fish.
 07/22/2019 07:31 PM
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JBSURF

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I call it summer silt, I believe it's a red algae of sorts but seems to show up in the summer when the waters warm up and there's a lot of thin skinny water where the sun penetrates it real well and seems to grow this stuff, stays inside mostly and seems nontoxic, weird stuff...

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 07/23/2019 10:01 AM
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beachsidegirl

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There is also speculation this profusion of seaweed is a result of cruise ship dumping. I wonder if there is a correlation...

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 07/24/2019 06:07 PM
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JBSURF

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http://www.brevardtimes.com/20...162XVIBLYJEGgs02uxQUf8

Short little article with a video link too, comes annually when the nutrient rich upwelling surfaces ...

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Edited: 07/24/2019 at 06:09 PM by JBSURF
 07/26/2019 06:07 AM
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Cole

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Originally posted by: JBSURF

http://www.brevardtimes.com/20...162XVIBLYJEGgs02uxQUf8



Short little article with a video link too, comes annually when the nutrient rich upwelling surfaces ...


It's been here for more than a month and a half. I've never seen it for more than a few days and I'm going on 35 years in Cocoa Beach surf.

If it's up welling, why is the water so hot?

 07/26/2019 10:49 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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Here is an interactive algal bloom map.

Not my map

Yep, Jetti park is listed.

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Edited: 07/26/2019 at 10:51 AM by worksuxgetsponsered
 07/30/2019 02:16 PM
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Cole

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It's still thick as soup in Cocoa Beach, but now it is turning black.
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