We need your support right now! In 2008, bottlenose dolphins of Florida's Indian River Lagoon suffered a "marine mammal unusual mortality event." 46 dolphins died in the IRL. This year, it looks like another mortality event is underway. 75 Florida dolphins have died in 2010. Dolphins are being found emaciated, with respiratory problems, brain lesions, skin-eating fungal infections and other…
Access to clean drinking water is paramount to human health. Unfortunately, we are being exposed to more and more chemicals in the water that can act as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Endocrine disrupters are naturally occurring or man-made substances that can interfere with the function of hormones in the body. They can turn on, shut off, or change the signals that hormones carry, which…
The Ocean River Institute’s mission is to foster greater personal involvement in conservation,…Read More
Last week ORI stopped two bills that would have caused more nitrogen pollution of Florida’s waterways. We accomplished this feat with the help of your letters and by collaborating with local groups in Florida. Here is the story.
In late 2011, State decision makers submitted a bill (HB 421 and SB…Read More
Florida’s fertilizer state bill, bad for wildlife and extra expense for lawn owners, died yesterday. Florida Independent recognized the Ocean River Institute writing to key legislators and quotes me.
“Setting fertilizing bans is an important right of local government,” he writes. “Let them declare…Read More
We need your support as the year comes to a close. Through your giving, we have had many successses. With your help we are:
- Acting to better protect and restore forage fish populations, which feed all the fish we love to eat.
- Fighting to protect Indian River Lagoon dolphins and seagrasses from…Read More