Our mission is to save the dolphins of Indian River Lagoon from nutrient pollution. Protect Florida wildlife from unregulated nitrogen and phosphorus over-fertilization and discharging.
Bottlenose dolphins, swimming in a toxic cocktail, are suffering from nutrient pollution. Live dolphins exhibit extensive coverage of skin-eating fungal infections and other signs of suffering. Dead dolphins are found emaciated, with respiratory problems and brain lesions.
“If you want a barometer of what’s going on in the lagoon, look at a dolphin,” says Megan Stolen, a research biologist at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute pictured with dead dolphin.
When tragedy strikes, the Ocean River Institute listens locally and acts locally. We become global when you join with us to save dolphins. Add your own words to those who love dolphins.
Join with us in writing to county commissioners to mandate a cap on phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizers.
1. Protect Florida wildlife from unregulated nitrogen and phosphorus over-fertilization and discharging.
2. Save the dolphins of Florida’s Indian River Lagoon – Stop fertilize caused deaths!
3. Dolphin deaths were at their highest when Nitrogen (nutrients) and Chlorophyll A (algae) levels are at their highest.
4. Take Action: http://www.oceanriver.org/IRLDolphinCampaign.php
5. Rescue Dolphins and Stop the Deadly Green Sliming of Florida Waterways.