What is Miami Waterkeeper doing to help?
- Miami Waterkeeper processes bacteria samples weekly from Morningside Park, where the kill was reported.
- We are collecting citizen reports of dead fish to understand the range of the problem.
- We are organizing scientists and agencies in a response effort.
- We sent water samples to FWC to analyze for harmful algae toxins.
- We sampled dissolved oxygen levels in the area.
- We are keeping the public apprised of new developments related to the severity and extent of this fish kill event.
When should you report evidence of a fish kill?
- If you see fish, marine mammals, seabirds, crustaceans, or other marine life that appear to be injured, dying, dead, or otherwise exhibiting abnormal behavior -- please note the time, date, location, take photos and contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you see fish that are gasping for air on the shoreline or are stuck to the bottom on the seagrass and are ‘belly-up,’ please report it.
- If you see any usual behavior in marine life, birds, including crustaceans such as shrimp or crabs (i.e. a lot of crabs crawling onto the dock or the beach), please report it.
What can you do to help?
- Report your fish kill and algae bloom sightings with time, date, location, and a photo to email@example.com
- Follow and share our updates on social media: Instagram @miamiwaterkeeper, Twitter @miamiwaterkeepr, or Facebook
- Sign up for our 1,000 Eyes on the Water Rapid Response volunteer team HERE
- We need resources! Support our work by buying something from our research vessel or water quality monitoring wish lists
- Sustain our work by becoming a Miami Waterkeeper member HERE or make a one-time donation HERE to support our response efforts