Dolphins are dying at alarmingly high rates in Florida's Indian River Lagoon, a shallow estuary closed off from the Atlantic Ocean by barrier beaches. This place of white sands, seagrasses, and abundant wildlife has become over-saturated by harmful nitrogen pollutants, with a black, mucky bottom, choked by algal blooms. In 2008, 43 dolphins died in the Indian River Lagoon. In 2009, 48 dolphins…
The Ocean River Institute’s mission is to foster greater personal involvement in conservation,…Read More
People need to respect and protect our wildlife along with each other.
Rob Moir, Director of Ocean River Institute, talks from the water's edge at Indian River Lagoon about nitrogen pollution and the lagoon…Read More
Dolphin with skin-eating fungal infection in Indian River Lagoon