Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast July 12

A boat cuts a green wake – a harmful algal bloom – in western Lake Erie.

A boat cuts a green wake – a harmful algal bloom – in western Lake Erie. (Image credit: NOAA)

The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant Program and Stone Laboratory will host a media briefing to announce NOAA’s 2018 Harmful Algal Bloom forecast for Lake Erie on Thu., July 12.

Media will have opportunity to see how water is sampled as they travel to the lake laboratory.

OSU and NOAA will also stream the event offsite linkin a webinar for the press and public.


Media briefing to include:


Stone Laboratory at Ohio State's Ohio Sea Grant Program offsite link, Gibraltar Island, Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

Reporters should take the Miller Ferry departing from Catawba Point at 9:30 a.m. Stone Lab staff will meet the ferry and take reporters to the lab. 

An online webinar offsite link will also be available.


Thu., July 12, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT 

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Media Briefing at Stone Lab and webinar

  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Interviews with subject matter experts

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch and continued interviews

  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Two one-hour research cruise and photo opportunities (media may choose the 2 pm or 3 pm event during RSVP)



Media should RSVP to Jill Jentes via this online form offsite link to attend in person. The deadline to register is Thu., July 5 (to include lunch provided by Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory) or by 3 p.m. Wed., July 11 (lunch not included). To register for the webinar, please visit offsite link

Keeley Belva, NOAA, 301-643-6463
Jill Jentes, Ohio State University, 614-937-0072

Put-in-Bay, Ohio information offsite link