What can you do?

What was Miami Waterkeeper doing to help?

  1. Miami Waterkeeper processed bacteria samples weekly from Morningside Park, where the kill was reported. 

  2. We collected citizen reports of dead fish to understand the range of the problem. 

  3. We organized scientists and agencies in a response effort.

  4. We sent water samples to FWC to analyze for harmful algae toxins. 

  5. We sampled dissolved oxygen levels in the area.

  6. We kepy 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?

  1. 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 [email protected] 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Please report any of the above to [email protected], or through our Instagram @miamiwaterkeeper, Twitter @miamiwaterkeepr, or Facebook

What can you do to help?

  1. Report your fish kill and algae bloom sightings with time, date, location, and a photo HERE 

  2. Follow and share our updates on social media: Instagram @miamiwaterkeeper, Twitter @miamiwaterkeepr, or Facebook

  3. Sign up for our 1,000 Eyes on the Water Rapid Response volunteer team HERE

  4. We need resources! Support our work by buying something from our research vessel or water quality monitoring wish lists

  5. Sustain our work by becoming a Miami Waterkeeper member HERE or make a one-time donation HERE to support our response efforts