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Beaches: Martin County Ocean Rescue manages the safety of beach goers at four guarded beaches. Advisory signs are posted at all non-guarded beaches. For daily updates on current beach conditions throughout Martin County, please call Martin County's Beach Information Hotline at (772) 320-3112.
Florida Department of Health: The Florida Department of Health provides education to the public to prevent and reduce illnesses caused by harmful algae blooms. The Martin County Health Department conducts beach and river water sampling to test for enterococci bacteria, which normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals. If higher than normal levels of bacteria are present, advisory signs will be posted and residents are urged to avoid contact with the water.
Algae bloom toxicity levels: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida’s water management districts collect samples when algae blooms are observed.
Suspected algae-related illness: Citizens are advised, if they have any suspected algae-related illness or health effects due to exposure to a harmful algal bloom or aquatic toxin, to see their physician and report any suspected illness to the Florida Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.
Red tide: To report red tide blooms, visit the FWC website to submit a report online.