Using Pollution Mapping To Save The Indian River Lagoon
Do you know scientists have been using pollution mapping to save Indian River Lagoon?
What is the impact of pollutants from fertilizers and runoff from plants on the Indian River Lagoon?
What can we do to repair the lagoon and solve this issue?
ORCA is the Ocean Research and Conservation Association dedicated to repairing underwater ecosystems impacted by toxins and other contaminants.
How can we make an instant impact today?
Listen in to this episode as we discuss ORCA’s mission to save the Indian River Lagoon with ORCA CEO and Senior Scientist Dr. Edie Widder, PH. D., and Research Associate Bridget Gerovac!!!
Also, please take a few moments to fill out this SURVEY to benefit ORCA’s efforts to save the Indian River Lagoon!
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I highly recommend), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
Check it all out below!!!
Saving The Indian River Lagoon [PODCAST]
- THE FUTURE OF RECREATIONAL BOATING & FISHING
- WHAT IF YOU THREW BACK 100% OF THE FISH YOU CAUGHT FOR A YEAR?
We covered a lot in this episode, so here is a timestamped version:
- 3:15 – What is ‘ORCA‘?
- 5:06 – What is the goal of ORCA?
- 6:01 – Trying to find solutions
- 6:29 – Pollution Mapping
- 9:55 – Replanted shorelines
- 12:31 – ‘Black mayonnaise’ or lagoon muck
- 14:35 – Education and Citizen Science
- 15:19 – Citizen Science Projects
- 16:09 – What is a “Kilroy”?
- 19:53 – Living Shorelines
- 21:21 – Breakwaters
- 21:43 – The Ultimate Goal of ORCA
- 23:01 – Preliminary data
- 24:29 – How do we remove the ‘muck’?
- 26:22 – Dredging the muck
- 26:51 – Algae contaminants and impact on fishing
- 28:02 – Specific toxins as a result of muck build-up
- 29:45 – Would you eat fish caught from the Indian River Lagoon?
- 34:17 – Why is ORCA interested in anglers fishing the Indian River Lagoon?
- 34:54 – ORCA SURVEY
- 35:17 – How else can anglers volunteer or help the cause?
- 37:09 – Pollution Mapping availability
- 37:35 – Offshore trolling evidence
- 40:44 – Undersea garden destruction
- 42:33 – Specific species of fish and locations ORCA needs for research
- 44:12 – ORCA upcoming events
Saving The Indian River Lagoon [VIDEO]
There are no short-term solutions to long-term issues in terms of conservation and saving our fisheries.
We are all polluters and there are ways we can collectively respond to prevent further pollution and begin to repair ecosystems that are being harmed.
The Indian River Lagoon is a prime example of an ecosystem that we can collectively make an effort to repair and rebuild if we increase education and citizen involvement!
Do you have any more questions on ORCA or on their project using pollution mapping to save Indian River Lagoon?
Let us know down in the comments!
If you want to learn more about ORCA, check their website out HERE!
You can also learn more about ORCA’s efforts on their social media channels (@TeamORCA on Facebook).
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