Program Director, OSU School of Environment & Natural Resources
Fisheries Biologist, ODNR Division of Wildlife
Sea Grant Extension Program Leader, Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Program Specialist, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)
Inland Lakes Program Coordinator, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA)
Harmful algal blooms are all over the news after the Toledo drinking water crises of 2011 and 2014, but what actually causes causes these algal blooms and why are they so dangerous? This 4 page fact sheet will provide you with answers about what makes up a harmful algal bloom, why they form, why they’re dangerous, and what you can do to help prevent them and keep yourself safe.