If you suspect that you have seen a HAB, please report the HAB to DEC. Fill out and submit a Suspicious Algal Bloom Report Form. If possible, attach digital photos (close-up and landscape to show extent and location) of the suspected HAB in the web form. Email HABsInfo@dec.ny.gov if you are not able to complete the form.
If you suspect someone has been exposed to toxins from a harmful algal bloom, please notify the NYS Department of Health using the email below.
This email is not immediate help. If you are experiencing symptoms of exposure, talk to your healthcare provider or contact a poison control center right away. Let them know that you might have recently come in contact with cyanobacteria or its toxins. Information about the suspected cause of your illness might help your healthcare provider manage your symptoms.
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