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Tony Sasso surveys the Indian River Lagoon from Cocoa Riverfront Park. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Watching For Fish Kill In Indian River Lagoon


Brevard county officials are keeping a nervous eye on the Indian River lagoon. Algal blooms are once more appearing in the water, and in some places fish are dying. Tony Sasso with Keep Brevard Beautiful explains what the county has done to try and clean up the lagoon since the big fish kill of 2016, and how they’ll respond if there’s another fish kill this summer.
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Central Florida News

BROKEN LAGOON: Fish Kill Leaves Many To Wonder Whether Indian River Lagoon Is At A Tipping Point


Residents, scientists and business owners along the Indian River Lagoon are wondering whether it has reached a tipping point after this spring’s stunning fish kill, the worst in modern history. The 156-mile lagoon stretches nearly half the length of Florida’s east coast and is considered the most biologically diverse estuary in North America.
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