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Indian River Lagoon

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The Indian River Lagoon is a grouping of three lagoons: the Mosquito Lagoon, the Banana River, and the Indian River, on the Atlantic Coast of Florida; it is the most biodiverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern Hemisphere and is home to more than 10,000 species of plants and animals. [1]

63 relations: Algal bloom, American Academy of Underwater Sciences, American kestrel, Aquatic plant, Ballard Park (Melbourne, Florida), Banana River, Battus polydamas, Bottlenose dolphin, Brevard County, Florida, Callinectes sapidus, Cape Canaveral, Common snook, Crane Creek (Melbourne, Florida), Cynoscion nebulosus, Drainage basin, Eau Gallie River, Environmental issues in Brevard County, Estuary, Florida, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Legislature, Florida Oceanographic Society, Florida Today, Gillnetting, Haulover Canal, Hobe Sound, Florida, Ichthyoplankton, Indian River (Florida), Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, Lagoon, Lake Okeechobee, Manatee, Mangrove, Merritt Island, Florida, Mosquito Lagoon, Night-blooming cereus, Nine-banded armadillo, Nitrogen, Northern Hemisphere, Okeechobee Waterway, Palm Beach County, Florida, Perna viridis, Phosphorus, Photosynthesis, Phyllorhiza punctata, Phytoplankton, Ponce de Leon Inlet, Red drum, Reddish egret, Right whale, ..., Sea level, Seagrass, Septic tank, Sewall's Point, Florida, Spoonbill, St. Johns River Water Management District, St. Lucie River, St. Sebastian River, Tarpon, Turkey Creek (Indian River tributary), Turkey Creek Sanctuary, United States, Volusia County, Florida. Expand index (13 more) »

Algal bloom

An algal bloom is a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae in freshwater or marine water systems, and is recognized by the discoloration in the water from their pigments.

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American Academy of Underwater Sciences

The American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) is a group of Scientific organizations and individual members who conduct scientific and educational activities underwater.

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American kestrel

The American kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest and most common falcon in North America.

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Aquatic plant

Aquatic plants are plants that have adapted to living in aquatic environments (saltwater or freshwater).

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Ballard Park (Melbourne, Florida)

Ballard Park is a public park located at 924 Thomas Barbour Drive, Melbourne, Florida and is situated on the Indian River Lagoon and the Eau Gallie River.

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Banana River

The Banana River is a lagoon that lies between Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida in the United States.

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Battus polydamas

Battus polydamas, the gold rim swallowtail, Polydamas swallowtail or tailless swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae.

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Bottlenose dolphin

Bottlenose dolphins, the genus Tursiops, are the most common members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphin.

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Brevard County, Florida

Brevard County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida.

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Callinectes sapidus

Callinectes sapidus (from the Greek calli-.

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Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral, from the Spanish Cabo Cañaveral, is a cape in Brevard County, Florida, United States, near the center of the state's Atlantic coast.

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Common snook

The common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) is a species of marine fish in the family Centropomidae of the order Perciformes.

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Crane Creek (Melbourne, Florida)

Crane Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.

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Cynoscion nebulosus

Cynoscion nebulosus, the spotted seatrout, also known as speckled trout, is a common estuarine fish found in the southern United States along coasts of Gulf of Mexico and the coastal Atlantic Ocean from Maryland to Florida.

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Drainage basin

A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.

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Eau Gallie River

Eau Gallie River is a U.S. Geological Survey.

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Environmental issues in Brevard County

Environmental issues in Brevard County in Florida United States are highlighted by the amount of waterline, the amount of wetlands, the quantity of residents and visitors to the area, as well as the usual threat to air quality from commuters.

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Estuary

An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

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Florida

Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is the Florida government agency charged with environmental protection.

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Florida Legislature

The Florida Legislature is the Legislature of the U.S. State of Florida.

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Florida Oceanographic Society

Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education and research.

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Florida Today

Florida Today is the major daily newspaper serving Brevard County, Florida.

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Gillnetting

Gillnetting is a common fishing method used by commercial and artisanal fishermen of all the oceans and in some freshwater and estuary areas.

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Haulover Canal

The Haulover Canal is a waterway north of Merritt Island, Florida, near the former site of Allenhurst, that connects Mosquito Lagoon with the Indian River, and is part of the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Hobe Sound, Florida

Hobe Sound is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida, United States.

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Ichthyoplankton

Ichthyoplankton (from Greek: ἰχθύς, ikhthus, "fish"; and πλαγκτός, planktos, "drifter") are the eggs and larvae of fish.

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Indian River (Florida)

The Indian River is a long brackish lagoon in Florida, and is part of the Indian River Lagoon system, which in turn forms part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

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Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida

Jupiter Inlet Colony is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States.

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Lagoon

A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs.

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Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee,, also known as Florida's Inland Sea, is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida.

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Manatee

Manatees (family Trichechidae, genus Trichechus) are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. There are three accepted living species of Trichechidae, representing three of the four living species in the order Sirenia: the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis), the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus), and the West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis).

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Mangrove

A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water.

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Merritt Island, Florida

Merritt Island is a census-designated place in Brevard County, Florida, located on the eastern Floridian coast, along the Atlantic Ocean.

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Mosquito Lagoon

Mosquito Lagoon is its own body of water located north of the northern part of the Indian River Lagoon and is part of the Indian River Lagoon system and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

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Night-blooming cereus

Night-blooming cereus is the common name referring to a large number of flowering ceroid cacti that bloom at night.

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Nine-banded armadillo

The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), or the nine-banded, long-nosed armadillo, is a medium-sized mammal found in North, Central, and South America, making it the most widespread of the armadillos.

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Nitrogen

Nitrogen is a chemical element with symbol N and atomic number 7.

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Northern Hemisphere

The Northern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that is north of the Equator.

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Okeechobee Waterway

The Okeechobee Waterway or Okeechobee Canal is a relatively shallow man-made waterway in the United States, stretching across Florida from Fort Myers on the west coast to Stuart on Florida's east coast.

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Palm Beach County, Florida

Palm Beach County is a county in the state of Florida that is directly north of Broward County.

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Perna viridis

Perna viridis, known as the Asian green mussel, is an economically important mussel, a bivalve belonging to the family Mytilidae.

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Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a chemical element with symbol P and atomic number 15.

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Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities (energy transformation).

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Phyllorhiza punctata

Phyllorhiza punctata is a species of jellyfish, also known as the floating bell, Australian spotted jellyfish or the white-spotted jellyfish.

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Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton are the autotrophic (self-feeding) components of the plankton community and a key part of oceans, seas and freshwater basin ecosystems.

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Ponce de Leon Inlet

The Ponce de Leon Inlet is a natural opening in the barrier islands in central Florida that connects the north end of the Mosquito Lagoon and the south end of the Halifax River to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Red drum

The red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), also known as channel bass, redfish, puppy drum spottail bass, or simply red, is a game fish found in the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to northern Mexico.

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Reddish egret

The reddish egret (Egretta rufescens) is a medium-sized heron.

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Right whale

Right whales or black whales are three species of large baleen whales of the genus Eubalaena: the North Atlantic right whale (E. glacialis), the North Pacific right whale (E. japonica) and the Southern right whale (E. australis).

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Sea level

Mean sea level (MSL) (often shortened to sea level) is an average level of the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured.

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Seagrass

Seagrasses are flowering plants (angiosperms) belonging to four families (Posidoniaceae, Zosteraceae, Hydrocharitaceae and Cymodoceaceae), all in the order Alismatales (in the class of monocotyledons), which grow in marine, fully saline environments.

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Septic tank

A septic tank is a chamber made of concrete, fiberglass, PVC or plastic, through which domestic wastewater (sewage) flows for primary treatment.

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Sewall's Point, Florida

Sewall's Point is a town located on the peninsula of the same name in Martin County, Florida, United States.

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Spoonbill

Spoonbills are a genus, Platalea, of large, long-legged wading birds.

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St. Johns River Water Management District

The St.

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St. Lucie River

The St.

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St. Sebastian River

The Saint Sebastian River is a river in the U.S. state of Florida, a tributary of the Indian River Lagoon west and north of the city of Sebastian.

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Tarpon

Tarpons are large air-breathing fish of the genus Megalops; one species is native to the Atlantic, and the other to the Indo-Pacific Seas.

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Turkey Creek (Indian River tributary)

Turkey Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.

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Turkey Creek Sanctuary

The Turkey Creek Sanctuary is a small nature reserve in the city of Palm Bay in Brevard County, Florida, and incorporates both salty hammock and sand pine ridge habitats.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Volusia County, Florida

Volusia County is located in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Florida, stretching between the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_River_Lagoon

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