Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Less Algae At The Beach? Depends On Who You Ask

Did  the algae reported this week at Monmouth and Ocean county beaches disappear?  Depends on who you ask.

Seven Presidents Park Beach in Long Branch
Seven Presidents Park Beach in Long Branch (Monmouth County Park System)

The state Environmental Protection Department says Thursday’s coastal surveillance flight showed no sign of the recent phytoplankton bloom that was spotted off southern Monmouth and northern Ocean counties.

However, contributors to the Jersey Shore Hurricane News Facebook page say its still there at some beaches, especially in Seven Presidents Park.

“Water at Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch is full of algae. Be prepared to shower off a layer of a brown,” observed JSHN contributor Megan. “”I’ve been at Seven Presidents all day – water is completely murky and brown. Everyone comes out with a film on them,” posted Laurie.

However, other contributors say the amount of algae has gone down. “Had the algae bloom in OG for a few days this week but today is clear and beautiful :)” posted M. Beth. “The water is blue again in Seaside Park but there is still a brownish film on your body when you get out… almost back to normal,” said Heather. And one contributor wrote that even Seven Presidents Park was better. “I was at seven presidents yesterday the water was fine. No signs of algae,” wrote Theresa.

The DEP says samples collected confirmed marine algae levels are greatly reduced and organisms are below bloom levels. Swimmers earlier in the week complained about the discoloration of the water caused by the presence of algae.


Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.