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NRCS Scientists Work in Partnership to Save Florida Manatees

(Derric Cushman/USDA/June 29, 2021) The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its soil scientists are playing an important role in saving Florida’s manatees. The scientists conduct underwater soil surveys to gather information on the healthiest and the most degraded areas of the Indian River Lagoon. NRCS is working with the St. Johns River Water Management…

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Love it Like a Local – Be Lagoon Friendly

(Space Coast Association of Realtors) Every year thousands of people relocate to Brevard County, attracted by our natural environment, job opportunities, and relaxed lifestyle. The Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition is launching Love It Like A Local–Be Lagoon-Friendly, a new program that reaches out to new homeowners through their Realtors and employers. The goal of…

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Vultures circle a tropical paradise in Florida as Brevard County’s graveyard of manatees grows

(Jim Waymer, FloridaToday.com, May 8, 2021) Throughout Florida, manatees are dying en masse due to starvation. Decades of successful conservation efforts have given way to a growing manatee graveyard. The starvation is caused by algae that suffocates kills the native seagrasses that manatees eat. Click here to read more about the crisis.

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Source: Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program

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