Indian River Lagoon

WFIT Features
9:38 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Residents Gather To Show Support For A Lagoon In Crisis


Thousands of concerned citizens gathered this past Saturday to show their support for the Indian River Lagoon. Since January of this year, hundreds of manatees, dolphins and brown pelicans have died. Experts don’t know the exact cause of the die off but suspect it is a combination of numerous factors including but not limited to; fertilizer runoff, septic tanks, algae blooms, climate change and more.

 

People gathered at eight different locations all along the Indian River Lagoon, which runs 156 miles and through 6 counties on the east coast of Florida. The event was part of the National Estuaries day celebration. Hands Across the Lagoon was organized to call attention to the toxic waters and declining state of our lagoon and to ask local leaders to make the health of the lagoon a top priority.

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WFIT Features
4:18 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Citizen Science For A Troubled Indian River Lagoon

Citizen Scientist Tom Samm tests water from the Indian River.

The Indian River Lagoon provides livelihood and recreation for thousands along the East Coast of Florida. Recent die offs of marine mammals have caused concern for experts and identifying the issues affecting the Lagoon have proven to be difficult. As with any ecosystem with a multitude of interactions between the species, the cause and effect are complex and interconnected.

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Events
8:21 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Melbourne Yacht Club Announces The Nautical Or Not Flea Market And Open House

The Nautical or Not Flea Market and Open House comes to Melbourne Yacht Club Saturday, March 16th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity to shop for flea market treasures and check out the Melbourne boating scene. 

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