Rob Moir, Director of Ocean River Institute, talks from the water's edge at Indian River Lagoon about nitrogen pollution and the lagoon ecosystem.
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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…
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